As part of a class, computer engineers created a robotic, computer-controlled foosball table with the goal of beating a human foosball player. The software they created tracks the ball from a camera placed above the table, and the computer then controls the rods where the plastic players are attached. See it in action.
Civil engineering student Tenli Waters received a WE@BYU Research Mentorship as a freshman. Now, she is receiving her master's degree and will move on to her PhD coursework next fall. She attributes her desire for a PhD, in part, to the mentorship that allowed her to be mentored by a faculty member and work in a lab on real research projects. Read her story.
Larry Howell, professor of Mechanical Engineering and the recipient of the 2016 BYU Distinguished Faculty Award, delivered the University Forum address in the de Jong Concert Hall. Howell said that the principles of inspiration, collaboration and exploitation are important elements of creativity and innovation.
At the convocation ceremonies for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, graduates heard from brothers Ketan and Manish Kothari, co-founders of two educational technology companies and members of the executive team at Edmodo Global Network. The brothers inspired students with lessons they have learned on their paths to success.