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Alumni Spotlights

Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve

A large percentage of our students go straight into the workforce - utilizing the skills and insights gained here in the Mechanical Engineering program. Read our spotlights to hear what our former students are now doing!

Know someone who ought to be spotlighted? Email me-communications@byu.edu with your recommendations!
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Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Dalebout

February 14, 2023 04:56 PM
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.
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Alumni Spotlight: Katie Cardon

December 09, 2022 08:39 AM
Have you ever wondered about what it really takes to live and work on other planets? Katie Cardon, mechanical engineering manager for Lockheed Martin's lunar mobility vehicle, is currently working with space exploration teams exploring that possibility.
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Alumni Spotlight: Cory Tholl

February 25, 2022 03:44 PM
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.
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Alumni Spotlight: Boise Pearson

January 07, 2022 03:31 PM
In 1991, an internship working on thermal analysis for NASA launched Brigham Young University alumnus Boise Pearson into a 30-year career with the agency.
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Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Pate

October 26, 2021 12:27 PM
A Decade of Energy Improvement and Advocacy
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Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Utley

April 08, 2021 02:58 PM
Experiments in the basement of the Clyde building on Brigham Young University campus was the beginning of an over two-decade career in mechanical engineering for BYU Alum Thomas Utley.
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