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Accessible Design: A Look into the BYU Design Review

Christmas movies, skis, and iPhones—what do all of these popular products have in common? A good design. Design is a critical part of any product, and the BYU Design Review dives into everything that helps make design success happen.

BYU students design affordable water filtration device to help provide clean water in Pakistan

By Todd Hollingshead August 02, 2022 04:11 PM
The engineering capstone students tested the filtration system in the campus duck pond earlier this year and got pretty "clear" results

Staff Spotlight: External Relations Manager Lisa Barrager

By Larissa Beatty May 26, 2022 04:01 PM
Lisa Barrager has experience managing a wide variety of projects — from the Super Duty truck program at Ford, to water park attraction development. This prepared her for her unique position as the External Relations Manager for the Brigham Young University Mechanical Engineering department.

Behind the Scenes of the Capstone Project

By Larissa Beatty April 26, 2022 02:43 PM
Despite all the learning and advancement that happens in the classroom, it’s hard to replicate real world experiences and problems on the average homework assignment. The Capstone experience sits between junior year and graduation for most engineering students to close that gap between the classroom and industry.

Capstone Fair 2022

By Larissa Beatty April 21, 2022 11:10 AM
For the first time since 2020, the BYU Capstone program held its annual Design Fair in person. In the Brigham Young University WSC Ballroom on March 31, 50 different Capstone teams presented the design work and prototypes that they have been working on since Fall semester.

MEET OUR INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS

Alumni Spotlight: Cory Tholl

Thinking outside the box — and outside in general — is what took Cory Tholl from a mechanical engineering graduate at Brigham Young University in 2004, to the president of Klymit, a multimillion-dollar camping gear company 15 years later.

Student Spotlight: Andres Peña

Brigham Young University student Andres Peña has had a unique education involving three universities, three languages, two countries and a salvage car. As a junior studying aerospace in mechanical engineering, he is working toward a career that will take his studies out of this world.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Dillon

Coming straight out of the fire (or rather the study of objects in fire) at Sandia National Laboratories, assistant professor Dr. Christopher Dillon is bringing his heat transfer expertise to the Brigham Young University Mechanical Engineering department.
Alumni Spotlight: Cory Tholl
Student Spotlight: Andres Peña
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Dillon
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS

72%
secure job before graduation
1367
undergraduate students enrolled 2020-2021
$72k
average starting salary