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New electrical and computer engineering professor brings defense industry experience to the classroom

December 13, 2016

A new professor brings her career experience in the defense industry to campus as the most recently added faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

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The Tessera is an alternate reality game created to help teenagers get interested in computational thinking.

Ghosts, ghouls, and computational thinking: BYU creates educational alternate reality game

December 13, 2016

BYU students and professors have teamed up with the University of Maryland, Tinder Transmedia, and the Computer History Museum to create a new educational, alternate reality game to help get teenagers interested in computational thinking. Funding for the game came from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Professor Michael Rice elevated to IEEE Fellow

December 6, 2016

BYU professor Michael Rice was elevated to a Grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest and most prestigious professional association for the advancement of technology.

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NASA to spider silk: new ME professor knows how to handle the heat

November 30, 2016

From working with NASA to studying spider silk, one of BYU's newest mechanical engineering professors looks forward to sharing his interesting experiences with students. Troy Munro, a Magna, Utah native, graduated in May with a dual PhD from Utah State and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium in mechanical engineering and physics. Going to Belgium was an easy and valuable choice for Munro.

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From industry to BYU: New MET professor talks about his experience before BYU

November 30, 2016

BYU’s newest associate professor of manufacturing engineering technology has had great success in the workforce. Now he has come to BYU to share his knowledge and experiences with students.

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BYU civil engineering alum elected to National Academy of Construction

November 29, 2016

The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Thomas R. Warne, the 2011 honored alumnus of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology as a member of its 2016 class.

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Design Arts Utah 2016 exhibit featured in Crabtree Building

November 21, 2016

A new exhibit in the Crabtree Technology Building features objects designed by BYU faculty and students for the Design Arts Utah 2016 competition this past summer. The competition included 25 projects produced by Utah-based designers and selected by juror Jim Childress of The American Institute of Architects.

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BYU academic VP receives top engineering award

November 21, 2016

BYU Academic Vice President Brent Webb was selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as a recipient of the Heat Transfer Memorial Award. This award is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice and design, or a combination of such activities. 

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BYU industrial design students give bar stool design an upgrade

November 21, 2016

David Morgan's sophomore-level industrial design class designed and built stools that are both structurally sound and visually appealing with extremely tiny steel rods for the legs. 

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