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A team of students stands in front of a super mileage vehicle.

One vehicle, 10 students and 1,700 mpg

May 18, 2017

BYU engineering students just built a car that gets 1,700 miles per gallon. The students came in 2nd place at the Shell Eco Marathon Challenge, an international competition featuring 56 cars from schools across the United States and Canada. BYU’s supermileage vehicle was the highest performing American entry, outperformed only by Quebec’s Laval University.

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Andrew Fry makes a face after canyoneering.

New chemical engineering professor quickly finds his place at BYU

May 16, 2017

Most people graduate high school and go right into college, not always knowing exactly what they want to do. That was not the case for one of the newest chemical engineering professors, Andrew Fry.

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Andy Klein presents a BYU student with an award.

BYU American Nuclear Society receives national recognition

May 3, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25 the BYU chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) received three recognitions from the national chapter. The chapter received a recognition as a distinguished chapter.

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BYU engineering professor receives NSF CAREER award

May 2, 2017

Mechanical engineering professor Oliver Johnson recently received a Faculty Early Career Development Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

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A man gives a lecture

Former CEO talks engineers in the business world

April 26, 2017

David Weidman, BYU alum and former CEO of Celanese Corporation, a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 technology and special materials company, answered students’ questions about how he went from an engineer to a CEO on Friday, April 14.

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Student innovators have created a product that will make sleeping in a hammock much warmer.

BYU students make winter hammocking a warmer reality

April 25, 2017

Two BYU mechanical engineers have developed a product that will make sleeping in a hammock much warmer. 

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BYU No. 4 in the country for taking research inventions to market

April 24, 2017

BYU students and professors have been able to turn research into real technology and products. And recently, BYU has ranked top five in "The Best Universities for Technology Transfer" by the Milken Institute. 

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People testing prosthetics

Students create prosthetic sockets for African amputees

April 20, 2017

BYU engineering students have teamed with the nonprofit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the International Red Cross.

Watch a video about their design. 

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The BYU Steel Bridge Team wins the Student Steel Bridge Competition at the Rocky Mountain Conference.

First women co-captains lead BYU steel bridge team to finals

April 20, 2017

In April, BYU’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) took home first place at the Rocky Mountain Regional Steel Bridge Competition, beating out 13 other schools from Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico.

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Young girls pose in front of a technology project.

BYU hosts K-12 innovation competition

April 18, 2017

On Friday, April 14, 38 teams of students competed in this year’s K-12 Student Innovator of the Year competition. Students competed for over $6,000 in cash prizes. The competition was hosted by DivergeConverge.org, a BYU research group in association with the Technology and Engineering Education program, and the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship at BYU.

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