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Above the Flood

Once a flood victim herself, BYU civil engineering student Anelle Concepción now uses her studies to protect communities from floods.

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Above the Flood

Once a flood victim herself, BYU student Anelle Concepción now uses her studies to protect communities from floods.

 

Folding the Future: BYU engineering professors share origami at Embassy of Japan exhibit, mentor students

<p>Professors Larry Howell and&nbsp;David Morgan presented at the Japan Information &amp; Culture Center, Embassy of Japan on Nov. 9, 2018.&nbsp;</p>

<p>BYU's exhibit was featured at the Japan Information &amp; Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. from Oct. 24&nbsp;to Dec. 21 of 2018.</p>

<p>The exhibit featured solar array models similar to those used in space by NASA.</p>

<p>Designed by BYU students, the Tessel Backpack was one of many functional origami-inspired designs.</p>

<p>Folded by former BYU student Matthew Gong, "Mother and Child" shows the creative genius of art folded from a single, uncut sheet of paper.</p>

<p>Professors Morgan and Howell taught students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology to make the whimsical origami chocolate as part of a student workshop.&nbsp;</p>

From police shields to backpacks and solar panels to dishware, BYU engineering and design students are using Japanese origami principles to innovate and problem-solve.

Origami-inspired products by BYU engineers and industrial designers were featured in the exhibit, "Folding the Future: Theoretical Origami Devices" at the Japan Information & Culture Center, a part of the Embassy of Japan, in Washington D.C. from Oct. 24 to Dec. 21 of 2018.

2018 in review: College of Engineering highlights

Check out a few highlights from the BYU College of Engineering in 2018:

2018 in review: College of Engineering highlights

Students engineered a hand-trike attachment that allows disabled individuals to travel more efficiently for LDS Charities’ global wheelchair program.

BYU Rocketry ended the year with a bang earning the new Guinness World Record for highest launch of an an effervescent tablet rocket on Dec. 12.

Student Josh Wilkerson earned the award of 2018's best chemical engineering student in the nation.

Elder David A. Bednar offered the dedicatory prayer as part of the Engineering Building dedication on Dec. 4. 

It’s a great time to be a part of the BYU College of Engineering.

In 2018, BYU College of Engineering faculty and students participated in ground-breaking research, received awards for innovation and made the world a better place by serving others.

Below are just a few highlights from the BYU College of Engineering in 2018:

BYU Engineering student entrepreneur becomes CEO of multi-million dollar company Owlet

Photo courtesy Owlet

BYU Chemical Engineering graduate Kurt Workman went from BYU student entrepreneur to CEO of a multi-million dollar company in just a few years. 

The Owlet co-founder and CEO started developing a product to keep infants safe and deliver peace of mind to parents while a student in BYU's College of Engineering.

Engineering students build smaller, equally powerful version of Village Drill

The nonprofit behind the original Village Drill, WHOlives.org, and BYU engineering students have teamed up again to make a smaller but equally powerful version of the tool that can still reach depths over 100 feet and costs less than $2,500 per well to a local community.

BYU home to nation's best chemical engineering student

BYU undergrad Josh Wilkerson used his in-depth knowledge of protein therapeutics to beat out students from Georgia Tech, Berkeley and other elite universities to recently win the nation’s top chemical engineering student honor. 

Engineering Building opens on BYU campus

The new building opened Sept. 4, 2018 for the first day of BYU's 2018-2019 school year. The Daily Herald interview with assistant dean Jim Trent hints at what the new building has to offer. 

BYU Rocketry club makes Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge finals, competing for Guiness World Record

BYU Rocketry is one of the top five finalists in Bayer's Annual Alka-Rocket Challenge. The team will be competing to break last year's Guinness World Record and win $30,000. The Challenge will take place Dec.12 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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