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Research Opportunities for Undergrads: BYU ME Students present at UCUR

In a massive show of cougar pride, BYU students made up nearly a third of all presenters at the Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research (UCUR) this February. The conference—which allows undergraduates from all disciplines and across all colleges and universities in Utah to present their research to members of the community—is an annual event BYU is always excited to attend.
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Thinking about studying Mechanical Engineering?

Why students choose to study Mechanical Engineering
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Dr. Nathan Speirs - Faculty Spotlight

After post-doctoral work in Saudi Arabia and research for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island, Dr. Nathan Speirs has found his way back to Brigham Young University to teach fluids.
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"I was working in the lab..."

How Engineers Opened up their Labs to the Community on Halloween
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From the Classroom to the Clouds

The Accomplishments and Benefits of Competition Teams
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nathan Usevitch

Is it a man or a robot? Dr. Nathan Usevitch, one of the newest faculty members in the mechanical engineering department, works in his soft robotics research to blur the lines between the robotic and the real.
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Upcoming Events

Snack and Study

Come study and enjoy snacks with us! Snacks served until 3:30. Last Snack and Study of the semester.
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Dr. Jason Porter - Faculty Spotlight

December 02, 2023 01:30 PM
Batteries can be found in almost anything, but what happens when you push them to their limit? That’s what Dr. Jason Porter, one of the newest mechanical engineering faculty members at Brigham Young University, is researching to find out. 
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Go behind the scenes with Mark Rober at BYU and the world's tiniest Nerf blaster

October 02, 2023 12:02 PM
In Mark Rober’s latest sure-to-be-viral video, he pursues an epic journey to make the world’s tiniest Nerf blaster. That journey leads the engineer and YouTuber extraordinaire straight to his alma mater, Brigham Young University.
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Exploring product development on a Singapore study abroad

July 25, 2023 11:42 AM
Each May for the past 10 years, Brigham Young University mechanical engineering students have been traveling to Singapore for a product design and development study abroad experience. In 2023, 50 students from three universities, including sixteen from BYU, took projects like an automated tourniquet and a sensor system for blind individuals from ideation to completion in just two weeks.
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MEET OUR INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carl Sorensen

Dr. Carl Sorensen is concluding his 36 year career as a professor at Brigham Young University this summer. During his time here he has changed the face of engineering at BYU and made contributions that will last for generations.

Student Spotlight: Cody Messick

Mechanical Engineering senior Cody Messick has a passion for doing anything and everything to help others. For the Shanghai native, this currently means preparing to go from medical assisting, MCAT tutoring and mechanical engineering to medical school at the Mayo Clinic.

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Dalebout

Passing a new Ford vehicle on the road today wouldn’t be possible without the work of Brigham Young University alumnus Matt Dalebout. The former mechanical engineering student has spent the past 16 years working at Ford on both the building and the business of automobiles.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carl Sorensen
Student Spotlight: Cody Messick
Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Dalebout
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

75%
secure job before graduation
1470
undergraduate students enrolled 2023-2024
$75k
average starting salary