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Compliant Mechanisms Research Lab tops the podium at ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences

September 25, 2017

The BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research Lab enjoyed enormous success at this year's Design Engineering Technical Conferences hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Students claimed first and second place in the Graduate Division of the 2017 ASME International Student Mechanisms Design Competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in August. 

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Major gaming festival showcases BYU student project

September 22, 2017

In January, BYU launched “The Tessera,” an alternate-reality game designed by an interdisciplinary team of students. Now, eight months after its release, IndieCade, the Sundance Film Festival of the video game industry, has elected to showcase the educational computer game at its main event this October.

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Jake Merrell with football player

BYU-developed helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

September 22, 2017

BYU mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, Jake Merrell, and a team of researchers across three BYU departments have developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. A coach can know within seconds how hard a player has been hit and whether or not they should be concerned about a concussion.

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Teaching fellowship awarded to BYU doctoral student

September 19, 2017

Allison Lee, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering, recently received a renewal of her teaching fellowship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Capstone water drill

Five years later, BYU's village drill project bringing clean water to hundreds of thousands

September 13, 2017

In 2011, a group of mechanical engineering students built a human-powered drill to dig water wells as part of a senior capstone course. The project seemed promising, but little did they know how life-changing it would become.

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Recruiter and students at fair

Be prepared for the STEM Career Fair

September 12, 2017

The BYU STEM Career Fair will be Thursday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. The fair is a great way for students in STEM majors to find internship and job opportunities with major companies, such as Boeing, Amazon and Ford. 

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BYU researchers are helping connect fluid dynamics research to brain trauma

September 11, 2017

Researchers from BYU, USU and a Japanese university are hoping to use new knowledge of cavitation to fill a gap in brain research. Their new study details exactly what happens when a liquid at rest is suddenly put into motion. While the finding has immediate implications for many industrial processes, there’s also growing evidence linking cavitation to brain trauma.

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BYU-created mini tool has massive potential

August 30, 2017

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses. BYU chemistry professor Daniel Austin, joined by electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins and other colleagues, has developed a much smaller spectrometer that still has the capabilities of its larger counterparts. 

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Engineering and technology faculty receive top university honors

August 28, 2017

At this year's University Conference, BYU's most prestigious award went to Randal W. Beard, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Three other Ira A. Fulton College faculty members were also honored.

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BYU engineers earn honor society scholarships

August 15, 2017

Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, recently named its 271 scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. This year, 10 scholars are Brigham Young University students.

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