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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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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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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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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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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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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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Becton, Dickinson & Co executive shares business methods for positive global impact

March 7, 2017

On Thursday, March 2 Gary Cohen, executive vice president and president of Global Health and Development at Becton, Dickinson & Co, spoke to students and faculty about BD Medical’s business methods for positive global impact.

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Students compete to win Student Innovator of the Year.

BYU to host seventh annual Student Innovator of the Year competition

March 3, 2017

BYU’s seventh annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition will be Thursday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 15.

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BYU using virtual reality to develop aerospace and defense solutions

February 28, 2017

Researchers at BYU and Lockheed Martin have decided to take rapidly advancing virtual reality gaming technology and use it for something a bit more practical: engineering. Lockheed Martin has awarded a grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects of a virtual reality training system that will advance Lockheed’s digital engineering training.

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