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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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BYU professor looks at a 3D-printed viable microfluidic device

Professors 3D-print first truly microfluidic "lab on a chip" device

August 9, 2017

Researchers at BYU are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers, a major breakthrough toward mass-producing the medical diagnostic devices cheaply.

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Forbes: A startup that's (literally) opening doors for wheelchair users

August 8, 2017

After opening the door for a fellow student in a wheelchair, industrial design student Sam Lew and five other BYU students developed a device that would improve the opening of automatic doors, especially for those in wheelchairs. 

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BYU researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals

August 7, 2017

An interdisciplinary BYU research team consisting of a Ph.D. student, a mechanical engineering professor, and a physics professor have created a method to help evaluate properties like strength, weight and lifespan of materials, leading to the eventual optimization of the best materials. 

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Girls look at computer screen at BYU's Girls Cybersecurity Camp

Daily Herald: Girls cybersecurity camp at BYU expands girls' opportunities

July 21, 2017

BYU hosted its third annual Girls Cybersecurity Camp on July 17-21. The camp left the girls, ages 13-18, with new knowledge and excitement about information technology and cybersecurity. 

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Harry Douglass applies his BYU education to his work at Ford.

Alum continues to apply skills learned at BYU to job at Ford

July 20, 2017

Harry Douglass' BYU education taught him a lot of valuable skills. Since receiving his degree in mechanical engineering in 2014, he continues to apply his BYU education to his work at Ford. 

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Janae Pettit uses BYU skills at new job.

Alum uses communications skills she learned at BYU to excel in her career

July 20, 2017

After graduating in April, industrial designer Janae Pettit landed a job at Vivint Smart Home's Innovation Center. Her time at BYU gave her real-world experience and taught her communication skills that have been critical to her career. 

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BYU to host third annual Girls Cybersecurity Camp

July 12, 2017

Women are sorely outnumbered in the information technology industry.  Dale Rowe, BYU associate professor of information technology, hopes to start to bridge that gap with the Girls Cybersecurity Camp on July 17-21. The free camp is exclusively for girls ages 13-18 to get them interested in both IT and cybersecurity.

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