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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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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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Engineering students make biking possible for kids with leg-length discrepancies

April 10, 2017

BYU engineering students have created a special adapter to a bike pedal and crank system that allows people like 9-year-old Andrew, a boy born with a condition where his right leg grows much faster than his left, to ride smoothly and painlessly and keep his foot on the pedal.

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Student learns the importance of quality from WE@BYU mentorship

April 7, 2017

For civil engineering senior Danielle Nixon, engineering runs in the family. An unlikely route, it was her cousin’s bridal shower that prompted Nixon to become involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and eventually apply for a WE@BYU Mentorship.

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Bart Leininger gives lecture.

Environmental engineer talks leadership

April 7, 2017

On March 30, Bart Leininger, founder, principal engineer, and chief financial officer of Ashworth Leininger Group (ALG), an environmental engineering and consulting firm, spoke to students about the essence of leadership.

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Ryan Woodley speaks to students about leadership.

CEO teaches how to build self, teams and organizations

April 4, 2017

On March 30, the college’s Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) led a leadership training meeting for clubs. The training meeting was conducted by members of ACET who taught the students how to better manage time, build great teams and gain leadership skills. Ryan Woodley, BYU alumnus, CEO of Progressive Leasing and member of ACET, was the keynote speaker. His topic was titled, “Building Yourself, Your Peers, and Your Organization.”

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Students pose with awards at TEECA competition

Technology and Engineering Education students win big at national competition

March 30, 2017

BYU’s Technology and Engineering Education students competed in this year's TEECA ITEEA conference and student competitions and took home first place in the technology challenge, the communications challenge, and the problem solving challenge. They also won second place in the teaching and lesson plan challenge. Also, BYU student Joseph Reid was named the ITEEA TEECA Outstanding Student of the Year.

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Elder Peter F. Meurs gives a lecture

General Authority relates engineering project management procedures to real life problems

March 28, 2017

Elder Peter F. Meurs, General Authority Seventy, spoke to students about his engineering background and his work with Fortescue in Northwestern Australia. Meurs shared important lessons he learned while working on several multi-billion-dollar projects with Fortescue and told students how they can apply those lessons to their own lives.

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Gender-balanced cybersecurity team takes first in regional competition

March 27, 2017

BYU's Cybersecurity Team took home first place in the Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for the second year in a row. In a male-dominated competition, BYU's team stood out with four females and four males on the team, being the only gender-balanced team nationwide both this year and last year. 

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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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