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A young girl holds an underwater robot over a swimming pool.

Build an underwater robot, learn STEM subjects

March 24, 2017

More than 800 elementary and middle school students plunked down self-built robots in the Lehi Legacy Center pool and maneuvered them through a series of underwater obstacles in the annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition. BYU engineering and technology faculty and students started the program five years ago to help Utah school children learn STEM principles in a fun setting.

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Man uses a microscope

BYU researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

March 23, 2017

BYU researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led by electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins, the researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex. The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass.

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WE@BYU Annual Celebration

WE@BYU engineers happiness at annual celebration

March 23, 2017

On Tuesday, March 14, 150 women students and 30 Ira A. Fulton College alumni came together for the WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology Annual Celebration. This year's theme was "Engineering Happiness." 

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BYU gaining national recognition for undergraduate research support

March 22, 2017

BYU was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Beckman Scholars undergraduate research award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award funds the research of outstanding BYU undergraduates studying chemistry, biology, or medicine.

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CM students build playhouse to help Primary Children’s Hospital

March 16, 2017

Over 20 members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter at BYU built a full-sized playhouse that was donated to the Festival of Trees in December. The playhouse was auctioned off for $9,000 with all proceeds going to the Primary Children’s Hospital.

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Students and faculty participate in research.

2016 a record year for BYU engineering and technology research funding

March 16, 2017

In 2016, the Ira A. Fulton College received a total of $14,168,116 from external agencies to support research. That accounts for 43 percent of BYU's total research funding for the year. That is also nearly $1.3M more than the college has ever received in external research dollars in the last decade.

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Group of people win a competition

From BYU Capstone to competition: team wins $50K Y-Prize Newborn Challenge

March 16, 2017

Judges declared Team Cambodia the winner of the Ballard Center’s Y-Prize Newborn Challenge, awarding $50,000 to the team of BYU students who presented the strongest business plan to improve and market a BYU-engineered, low-cost infant ventilator for hospitals in developing countries. The portable ventilator started out as a BYU Capstone project and will now go on to save lives around the world. 

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Khione Outdoor Gear named 2017 Student Innovator of the Year

March 15, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15, seven finalists competed in the 2017 SIOY competition. Khione Outdoor Gear has been named 2017 Student Innovator of the Year for SHEL, a lightweight hammock covering that uses heat transfer technology to keep campers warm while sleeping outdoors.

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Student works on mechanical engineering project

Inspiration leads student to WE@BYU mentorship

March 14, 2017

In 2014, Amy Briggs was chosen for a WE@BYU Research Mentorship. The mentorship allows first- and second-year female students in the engineering and technology college to do research work while being mentored by a faculty member in a laboratory. In addition to research experience, the mentorship provided Briggs with confidence, the ability to ask for help, and a desire to get involved. 

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Mechanical engineering student Jared Butler wins third place at 3MT competition.

Ira A. Fulton College student takes third place at university Three Minute Thesis Competition

March 14, 2017

On March 9, 11 BYU graduate students competed in the university-wide Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT). Competitors were required to present their theses within three minutes, and were judged on comprehension, engagement and communication. Mechanical engineering graduate student Jared Butler won third place and $1,500 in prize money. 

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