In 2011, a team of students worked with WHOlives.org to create a human-powered water well drill, a BYU Capstone project with the potential to improve thousands of lives. Today, more than a million people will have access to clean water because of the Village Drill. Whether providing clean water for many, or making a difference for just a single individual, engineering can have a profound impact on the world around us. Watch the video
A team of BYU researchers have developed a nano composite smartfoam that, when placed inside helmets and pads, can measure the impact of football collisions. The foam can provide coaches with real time information about impacts, allowing them to sideline and protect players that have sustained concussive hits. Learn more
Recon Mission in Mexico
BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke led an NSF-funded reconnaissance mission to earthquake-ravaged Mexico City. From imaging captured with drones, the team will create 3D computer models of the destruction, allowing them to determine why certain buildings collapsed and how such destruction can be prevented. Learn more
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