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Watch: Self-flying drones in disaster zones: BYU engineers help design safer structures

November 9, 2018

A BYU team, led by BYU professors Kevin Franke (civil engineering) and John Hedengren (chemical engineering), has developed a program that will allow a drone to map its own route and fly independently to image an entire city. The team tested the new algorithm recently in Italian cities that were destroyed by a massive earthquake two years ago.

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BYU Engineering creating new breed of drones that can navigate without GPS

November 1, 2018

BYU research into “GPS-denied environments” is producing a new breed of fixed-wing UAVs that can navigate effectively when GPS signals are intermittent, interrupted, degraded or altogether nonexistent.

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BYU Engineering develops multi-university capstone program for UAV research

October 17, 2018

BYU and Boeing partner to develop multi-university capstone course to help engineering graduates acquire needed skills in the area of drone research.

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BYU: A national center for UAV research

October 17, 2018

BYU's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the only National Science Foundation-funded unmanned aircraft research center in the country.

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BYU Construction Management program ranked #1 best value in nation

August 31, 2018

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering's Construction Management program ranked first in Value College's "Top 50 Best Value Bachelor's in Construction Management 2019" ranking.

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Professor David Lignell published research on the spread of wildfire smoke.

Chemical engineering professor and student develop new wildfire smoke emissions model

August 24, 2018

A BYU chemical engineering professor and his Ph.D. student have developed an advanced model that can help predict pollution caused by wildfire smoke.

The research, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the Department of Energy, provides a physical model that can more reliably predict soot and smoke emissions from wildfires over a range of conditions.

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Engeering Ph.D. grad, NASA research fellow leads by example

August 17, 2018

After graduating with his Ph.D. this month, Alden will move to the Netherlands where he will begin a post-doctoral position at Delft University of Technology, a world-renowned university in this field. During his two years there, he will work with teams doing spacecraft research, and other research on micro-mechanisms.  

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NSF asks electrical engineering profs to build new receiver for one of world's largest radio telescopes

August 17, 2018

The National Science Foundation has awarded Brian Jeffs and Karl Warnick a $5.8 million grant to mount a super-sensitive super-antenna at the focal point of the 1000-foot diameter Arecibo Observatory dish. The super-antenna, more accurately named a phased array feed, will increase the telescopes’ observation capabilities five times over.

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New cybersecurity major available Fall 2018

July 26, 2018

BYU has created five new courses of study available to its students starting Fall Semester 2018, including a BS in Cybersecurity.

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