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TEDxBYU professor, Greg Nordin, lectures about 3D printing for lab-on-a-chip

What we can do in technology is defined by our tools. If we want new possibilities, we need to create new tools.

June 7, 2018
Convocation speaker offers insights about succeeding amidst competition

At the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology convocation ceremonies on Friday April 27, graduates were inspired by Lauren Bird, vice president and general manager of the Valero McKee Refinery, as he taught them how to succeed amidst competition. 

May 29, 2018
Meghan Markle using the mighty Village Drill

Before becoming a Royal family member, Meghan Markle spent time in Rwanda using the Village Drill to help bring water to rural communities.

May 24, 2018
Two Engineering and Technology majors selected as Women of Courage

When one hears the phrase ‘women of courage,’ names like Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Helen Keller come to mind, but women of courage are all around us. Last week, BYU recognized seven Women of Courage Award winners, two of whom come from the Ira A. Fulton College.

May 14, 2018
Alum, Ford employee shares insight on benefits of postgraduate degree

After graduating from BYU with a degree in manufacturing engineering technology in 2013, Rebecca Peterson decided to continue her education and earn a master’s degree. Upon completing the master’s program in 2015, she landed a job with Ford and now works at the company’s Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP) in the Detroit metropolitan area.

April 27, 2018
BYU supermileage vehicle places first in international competition

Under blue skies on the sun-drenched track of Sonoma Raceway, the BYU team earned top honors in their category at the 12th edition of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition, recording 1,985.4 miles per gallon with its ultra-energy-efficient “BYU SMV” internal combustion Prototype vehicle. Among the 98 student teams, half were powered by renewable energy sources.

April 26, 2018
Making waves

For the past seven years, the Utah Underwater Robotics program has worked with hundreds of elementary and middle school kids to teach them principles of science, math, engineering, and technology, impacting gradeschool kids and college-aged students.

April 24, 2018
Reaching for the sky: one of the college's own to give university commencement speech

Jared Blanchard will represent the graduates as the student speaker at BYU’s Commencement exercises this month. Like many of his fellow classmates, he has accomplished a lot during his time at BYU.

April 24, 2018
BYU students create hands-free device that automatically opens doors for wheelchair users

A group of BYU students have created a device that attaches to the motor on automatic doors so that they open automatically as a wheelchair user approaches. Wheelchair users need only download an accompanying smartphone app and have their phone in a pocket or in their backpack to activate a door once they reach a 5-foot radius.

April 20, 2018
Water droplets defy conventional rules when caught by fibers bent at a certain angle

Ever wanted to know at what angle a bent fiber can hold the largest droplet of water? Then we have great news for you: A group of engineers and scientists from Utah State University, BYU and the University of Liege (Belgium) have figured it out.

April 19, 2018
Engine-building BYU grad encourages students to change the world

If you have ever seen “The Fast and the Furious” movies then you must have noticed the powerful turbocharged engines in their cars. Although the films are not known for their realism, BYU grad Matthew Bingham helps engineer real life turbocharged engines for the Fortune 500 company Cummins.

April 11, 2018
Professor and students create a do-it-yourself engineering activities book for kids

Geoff Wright, associate professor of technology and engineering studies, and a team of students worked to collect, design, and edit, rainy-day engineering activities for kids and their parents and teachers to explore together.

April 10, 2018
Engineering capstone project aids LDS Charities

Since 2001, LDS Charities has provided about 700,000 wheelchairs to disabled people in over 130 countries. A BYU Capstone project group from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is working to make those wheelchairs even more helpful to those in need by implementing a hand-pedaling feature to the chairs.

April 6, 2018
The future is bright: WE@BYU

The theme for this WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology Celebration was, "The Future's So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades!" Alumni gave their best advice to students, and Sydne Jacques, founder owner of Jacques & Associates, gave the closing remarks, encouraging female students to have confidence in their bright futures.

April 6, 2018
BYU grad uses engineering to keep Air Force pilots safe

Have you ever used a flight simulator?  BYU alum Jessica Collyer tests and improves them every day for her job at Hill Air Force Base as a software test engineer. Collyer received her mechanical engineering degree from BYU in 2016 and now works as a software test engineer for the United States Air Force. 

March 30, 2018
BYU hosts regional chemical engineering conference

Over 150 chemical engineering students from 11 different schools across the Rocky Mountain region flocked to BYU from Mar. 22-24 for the annual AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) conference.

March 29, 2018
2018 Student Innovator of the Year seeks to make world more accessible

Seven finalists competed in the SIOY competition and Piero has been named 2018 Student Innovator of the Year! Piero won $6,000 for their efforts to make the lives of wheelchair users easier. They created Portal, a hands-free device that automatically opens doors when a wheelchair user with their app approaches the door.

March 29, 2018
Renowned humanitarian addresses engineering careers in the developing world

Humanitarian and engineer, Bishnu Adhikari spoke at the college lecture series, addressing engineering and technology students in the JSB auditorium on March 15. He talked about engineering challenges he has faced and continues to face out in the world, and how he worked to overcome those challenges.

March 20, 2018
Daily Universe: BYU offers variety of opportunities for women in engineering

Kate Corbett, a senior in civil engineering, shares her experience being mentored and as a mentor to other female students as part of the BYU Women in Engineering and Technology program. 

March 14, 2018
BYU students compete in national cyber security competition

A team of information technology students with experience in cyber analytics is participating in a national cyber competition, the final phase of which will take place on April 12 and 13. The National Cyber Analyst Challenge and Conference (NCAC) supports the nation’s best students pursuing cyber-related degrees by holding a three-phase competition focused on cyber defense, risk analysis, threat identification, remediation, and communication.

March 13, 2018
BYU Devotional: Discovering Your Divine Individuality

Julie Crockett, associate professor of mechanical engineering, gave the devotional address in the Marriott Center on March 6. She spoke about how striving for perfection, to become more like Christ, doesn't mean losing our individuality; rather, it means enhancing it.

March 7, 2018
BYU professor receives lifetime achievement award

Earning the Wallace Hayward Baker Award was a culmination of a lifetime of "ingenious innovation in the field of ground modification" for Professor Kyle Rollins, who has worked for years on developing solutions to tricky problems in the field of geotechnical engineering.  

March 6, 2018
Construction Management students and faculty shine at national conference

Brian Capt, associate teaching professor of construction and facilities management, received the Outstanding Educator Award for 4-year schools at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders conference in Orlando, FL. The BYU Construction Management team won third place in the show category in the student competition.

February 23, 2018
ME grad puts problem-solving skills to use at Ford

Dallin Redd graduated from BYU in 2016 with a degree in mechanical engineering and went on to join Ford’s team as a brake controls engineer. He uses daily problem-solving skills that he developed as an undergraduate at BYU. 

February 20, 2018
2017 another record year for college's research funding

For the second year in a row, the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology surpassed its previous external research funding record. The college received $14,248,397 in funding for 2017, which is approximately $80K more than the college received in 2016.

February 16, 2018
Earthquake-resistant design wins college’s 3MT competition

BYU innovation hit a high note at the annual college 3MT competition when graduate students presented their thesis work to a panel of judges. The wide array of ideas presented varied from a drone system that provides accessible internet worldwide to super strong steel and a radiation resistant organism.

February 16, 2018
Follow your curiosity and other life lessons from Raytheon VP

Laura J. McGill, engineering vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems, spoke to students and faculty as part of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology college lecture series yesterday in the JSB auditorium.

February 16, 2018
BYU professor receives rare distinction for second time

Michael Scott, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has once again received the distinction of being named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for 2017. To earn this distinction, researchers have to publish the largest number of articles selected as highly cited papers.

February 9, 2018
Tips for landing an internship

Speaking to a room full of eager students who were balancing taking notes and eating pizza, IM Flash Intern Program Manager Todd Russell detailed how to break into the job market.

“Internships are the number one pipeline to hiring new talent, because it’s a summer long interview,” said Russell. “We want to see if you are someone that we want to invest more time and money into.”

 

February 6, 2018
Y Origami? Why not?

Not many painters can boast having their paintings on display in space. Few musicians compose pieces that assist in surgeries. Architects typically don’t design popular fashion products. But there is a hobby or passion of sorts that has its fingers in all these cookie jars: origami.

February 5, 2018
BYU to host events for Engineering and Technology Week 2018

The BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host events, exhibits and tours in honor of Engineering and Technology Week Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 23. All 2018 ET Week events are sponsored by IM Flash Technologies

February 2, 2018
Alum balances career and family life at civil engineering firm

Jocelynn (Anderson) Crowther graduated from BYU in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After graduation, she decided to continue her education, and spent the next two years earning a master’s degree. Halfway through her master’s program, she entered the workforce, accepting a position with J-U-B Engineers, a civil engineering company that provides infrastructure engineering, geographic information systems, and public involvement services.

February 1, 2018
Be prepared for the STEM Fair

Thursday, Feb. 8 will be an exciting day for BYU students and STEM organizations alike. The BYU STEM Career Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom.

January 25, 2018
Better than a hologram: BYU study produces 3D images that float in 'thin air'

BYU electrical and computer engineering professor and holography expert Daniel Smalley has long had a goal to create the type of 3D image projection we see in science fiction. In a paper published this week in Nature, Smalley details the method he has developed to do so.

January 24, 2018
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.

January 11, 2018
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.

November 17, 2017
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. 
 

November 16, 2017
Family of engineering graduates shares insight on billion-dollar project

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.

November 14, 2017
Alum uses principles she learned at BYU to work on her dream job

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.

November 2, 2017
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.

October 25, 2017
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.

October 24, 2017
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.

October 19, 2017
Honored alumnus Tom Ingersoll urges students to learn their craft

Students filled the JSB auditorium on Thursday, October 5, to learn from the experience of Tom Ingersoll (BS ’85, MEM ’86), this year’s recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. Ingersoll has enjoyed a career as an entrepreneur and engineer, serving as CEO for ambitious startups and managing larger corporations as well.

October 10, 2017
The ZinnStarter program arrives at BYU

The Ira A Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University, which annually hosts the Student Innovator of the Year competition (SIOY), is now participating in a national network of similar competitions along with West Virginia University, San Jose State University, Utah Valley University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

October 5, 2017
BYU graduate student receives award for research paper at telemetry conference

Chad Josephson, a PhD student studying electrical engineering, won second place in a student paper contest this September. The contest, part of the annual International Telemetering Conference (ITC), includes graduate students from universities all across the nation.

October 3, 2017
BYU students win big at national woodturning competition

The BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology was well represented at the recent national woodturning competition Turning To The Future, a juried student exhibition of items turned on a wood lathe. Of the thirteen pieces that were accepted as finalists into the post-secondary division, five were created by BYU students. Each year, BYU students have taken the top award in the post-secondary division making BYU one of the top woodturning schools in the nation. 

October 3, 2017
Tom Ingersoll, honored alum and aerospace innovator, to give lecture

Tom Ingersoll, the college's 2017 Alumni Achievement Award recipient, will speak about finding joy in the engineering and technology journey this Thursday, Oct. 5 in 140 JSB. Equal parts engineer and entrepreneur, Ingersoll was most recently the CEO of Skybox Imaging before leading the sale of the company to Google. He had led the company from concept development through the build and launch of two high-resolution imaging satellites. 

October 2, 2017
From BYU to billion-dollar projects at Bechtel

It’s not always easy to figure out what you want to study in college. Kim Irwin came to BYU over 30 years ago thinking she wanted to be a home economics teacher, but after working a summer job on a construction site, she realized her heart belonged to civil engineering. She is now a principal vice president of Bechtel National, serving as the project manager of a multi-billion-dollar project. 

September 29, 2017
Compliant Mechanisms Research Lab tops the podium at ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences

The BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research Lab enjoyed enormous success at this year's Design Engineering Technical Conferences hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Students claimed first and second place in the Graduate Division of the 2017 ASME International Student Mechanisms Design Competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in August. 

September 25, 2017
BYU-developed helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

BYU mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, Jake Merrell, and a team of researchers across three BYU departments have developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. A coach can know within seconds how hard a player has been hit and whether or not they should be concerned about a concussion.

September 22, 2017

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