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Whether it's manufacturing medical devices or building billion-dollar projects for Disney, our alumni apply their engineering and technology education in exciting ways everyday.  Check out profiles

BYU grad's story: How to go from the new kid to excelling at IM Flash

Entering the workforce after college can have a substantial learning-curve, as BYU alum Jake LaMarr can attest. LaMarr graduated from BYU in 2014 with a degree in chemical engineering and now works for IM Flash Technologies experimenting with plasma etching processes.

Alum turns internship into full-time position with Fortune 500 company

Since graduating in 2016 with a degree in manufacturing engineering technology, BYU alum Regan Homer has gone from intern to full-time manufacturing engineer at BD Medical, a Fortune 500 global medical technology company.

PhD student wins first place for telemetry paper

Chad Josephson, a PhD student studying electrical engineering, wrote a paper with BYU professor Michael Rice that won first place at the October 2017 International Telemetering Conference (ITC) in Las Vegas, NV. 

Josephson’s paper, titled “Optimizing Coded 16-APSK for Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry” impressed the judges out of a crowded field of candidates. Rice and Josephson’s work in aeronautical telemetry focuses on receiving data from airborne systems. 

Family of engineering graduates shares insight on billion-dollar project

Nancy Patton-Ferrell, Patrell, civil engineer
Lecture, auditorium, students

Nancy Patton-Ferrell (BS ’80), principal/vice president of Patrell Engineering Group, Inc., delivered a lecture to an auditorium full of students, faculty and friends on Thursday, Nov. 9. Patton-Ferrell, a civil engineering graduate, presented her address as part of the two-day Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) Conference.

Alum uses principles she learned at BYU to work on her dream job

Bahaar Taylor, Structural engineer
Bahaar Taylor, Structural engineer

Bahaar Taylor graduated from BYU in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering, and has since pursued a career as a structural engineer. She has worked on projects all over the Pacific Northwest and Maui, Hawaii. Taylor works for Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, an engineering firm based out of Vancouver, Washington that focuses on forensic investigations and structural diagnostics, seismic evaluations, building remodels and renovations.

BYU engineering prof helping find answers to why Mexico quake was so deadly

It’s been a little over a month since a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 370 people and injured roughly 6,000 more in Mexico. And while rescue efforts have ceased, rebuilding efforts may last for years. BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke has seen the damage in person, recently leading an NSF-funded reconnaissance mission in Mexico City to help provide engineering answers to recovery challenges.

Former Department of Energy official shares insight on global energy future

Franklin (Lynn) Orr, former Under Secretary for Energy and Science, addressed the public on Thursday, October 19, in the general lecture of the two-part Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Lecture Series. As Under Secretary, Orr served as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, giving him a unique perspective on the world’s energy future.

ACET mentoring events Nov. 9 & 10

Students in the Ira A. Fulton College will have the opportunity to be mentored by successful professionals as part of the college's Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) conference November 9 and 10, 2017.


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