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Rise and shout! BYU fans will soon have a new cougar to cheer for. Thanks to the combined efforts of two BYU engineering capstone teams and a group of theatre and media arts (TMA) students, Cosmo is getting an animatronic counterpart in the theatre department. Designed to introduce plays and similar events, “Cosmotron,” as he is fondly known, will bring added school spirit to BYU performances.

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For aspiring musician Adia, a young violinist who wears a prosthetic arm to play, controlling her bow was a challenge. After recognizing this struggle, her teacher reached out to BYU's Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering. Joshua Vanderpool, president of a prosthetic-engineering club, came in to help Adia.

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By Lauren Maynes June 16, 2021 02:44 PM
Dr. Daniel Maynes decided to major in Mechanical Engineering through what he called “a process of elimination,” because he liked Chemistry, Math, Physics and did not like subjects like history. Maynes had narrowed down his focus to Engineering, Physics or Math before he left for his mission. Read Full Story
By Lauren Maynes May 11, 2021 09:28 AM
Thousands of dollars of fellowship award funding was recently awarded to four Brigham Young University mechanical engineering students. Josh Cannon, Wesley Holt, Brian Merrit and Mathew Haskell will be using these grants to further their work on wind energy optimization, satellite temperature control, advanced energy technologies, and robust control methods. Read Full Story
Lucas Bons breaks the four-minute-mile mark on Utah soil at last Saturday’s Robison Invitational. Read Full Story
April 09, 2021 08:42 AM
Dr. Kimberly Boster,

Dr. Boster will be discussing Modeling Cerebral Fluids, and recount a cautionary tale about bou8ndary conditions. Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty April 08, 2021 03:05 PM
Partnerships with NASA, groundbreaking discoveries in wind farm optimization and the design of flying cars; these are just a few ways the FLOW Lab of Brigham Young University’s Mechanical Engineering Department is changing the way the world is powered and run. Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty 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. Read Full Story
March 26, 2021 11:42 AM
David Paxton

David Pixton is a subject liaison at the Harold B Lee Library here at BYU. In this role, he is responsible for providing research training and assistance to researchers in the fields of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, technology & engineering studies, and industrial design.

His topic will be on High Pressure Engineering, and oh yeah, the Downhole Internet

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By Larissa Beatty March 25, 2021 01:59 PM
Cars have always captivated Brigham Young University student David Calabuig Jr. When he found a similar fascination with physics in high school, he set his sights on working as an engineer in the automotive industry. Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty March 18, 2021 03:10 PM
Attendees of the panel hosted by the Brigham Young University Weidman Center learned how to navigate their own path to success on March 10. Having babies, tech startups and internships were just a few of the events on the unique career paths that led each of the event panelists to their current success. Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty March 18, 2021 02:20 PM
Dr. Anton Bowden spoke about the importance of getting licensed as a professional engineer in a virtual presentation on Wed. March 4. The event was hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Read Full Story
March 18, 2021 08:43 AM
Dr. Matt Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison / Brigham Young University Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty March 12, 2021 10:01 AM
After working as an engineer on projects like the Jurassic Park Robots for Universal Studios and the synchronized fountains in front of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, robotics and mechatronics professor Dr. Mark Colton has found his calling in the classroom. Read Full Story
March 12, 2021 01:19 PM
Brad Adams

Professor Adams received his B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1984. Followed was his M.S., Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 198.5. Most recently was his Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1993. Read Full Story
March 04, 2021 11:51 AM
Ryan McClarren, Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will be speaking about Uncertainty Quantification and Machine Learning in High Energy Density Experiments. Read Full Story
February 26, 2021 10:25 AM
Captain Jacob Singleton is currently an exchange officer for UK Space Research & Development at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) for the UK Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty February 16, 2021 09:33 AM
Sydney Ward and Andrew Bedke were recently awarded the Mechanical Engineering department Outstanding TA Award for their efforts to create a positive and effective learning environment for students last fall semester. Read Full Story
February 12, 2021 01:04 PM
Peter E. Raad is currently a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.

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Graduate seminar - February 8, 2021
Jordan Cox, Ph.D will be presenting on Economic and Resilience Analysis of Energy Systems. Economics drives the technologies we adopt. No matter how elegant a solution, it must also be affordable and reliable.
February 04, 2021 12:11 PM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports work in all fields of science and engineering, including biomedical engineering. That said, biomedical engineering researchers can face challenges in finding the right ‘home’ and scope for their work at NSF.

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By Larissa Beatty February 04, 2021 11:42 AM
Hundreds of employers gathered together in one place to connect students to job prospects. This is what happens at a career fair, a recruitment opportunity exclusive to college students. The career fair for the engineering department will be held Feb. 4. Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty February 04, 2021 11:32 AM
Metal origami, drone technology and improved car seats were just a few of the cutting edge ideas presented in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on Jan. 25. Read Full Story
By Larissa Beatty February 02, 2021 12:03 PM
For Dr. Dale R. Tree, a nearly 40 year career focused on thermodynamics began with a gradeschool interest in math and science, and has brought him to his current position as the chair of the Brigham Young University Mechanical Engineering Department. Read Full Story
November 09, 2020 12:11 PM
Each year, BYU Capstone partners with government agencies, corporate leaders, humanitarian organizations, and entrepreneurs to provide opportunities for senior-level engineering students in Computer, Electrical, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering to participate in real-world engineering challenges. Top engineering faculty and skilled industry mentors guide students through the design and development process. This year, teams of Capstone students are participating in 53 unique projects across a wide variety of industries.
Check out Mercury Systems on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/mercury-systems/
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BYU Mechanical Engineering student Bryan Stringham's 3-D printed marble tracks were featured on a local news site. Read Full Story
By Mandy R. Herrera July 28, 2021 03:41 PM
Across the nation, female engineering students face the daunting issue of being in the minority. However, at BYU, mechanical engineering student Amanda Lytle Bartschi produces inspiring results for other women in engineering as she defeats the odds and wins awards for her work. Read Full Story
June 22, 2021 03:32 PM
Capstone students customize SPOT® robot to meet surveillance needs for Novva Data Centers Read Full Story
June 17, 2021 09:46 AM
Engineering graduate student Jacob Sheffield has created a tiny origami-based device that serves as a miniature windshield wiper for laparoscope camera lenses.
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By Todd Hollingshead June 10, 2021 08:54 AM
Adia Cardona is a 10-year-old violinist who has exceptional skill for her age and determination to match it. The young Provo girl also has just one hand. Read Full Story
By Christie Allen May 19, 2021 06:00 AM
Thanks to the combined efforts of two BYU engineering capstone teams and a group of theatre and media arts students, the beloved mascot Cosmo is getting an animatronic counterpart in the theatre department. Read Full Story
By Christie Allen October 21, 2020 06:00 AM
The cloth masks many are sporting these days offer some protection against COVID-19. However, they typically provide much less than the professional N95 masks used by healthcare workers. That may soon change. Recently, students from BYU’s College of Engineering teamed up with Nanos Foundation to develop a nanofiber membrane that can be sandwiched between the cloth pieces in a homemade mask, increasing efficacy up to 99%.


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By Rachel Smith September 02, 2020 07:46 AM
Hoping to create a solution to the eye-contact conundrum for children with autism, a BYU Engineering Capstone team and their sponsor have created a pair of glasses that display dynamic animated images on the lenses, potentially increasing the engagement and comfort of the child as they work to improve eye contact.


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By Rachel Smith August 07, 2020 05:40 PM
The team of Mechanical and Electrical and Computer Engineering students created a pair of glasses that displays in-lens animations to help with attentiveness and eye contact development. Read Full Story
By Rachel Smith July 30, 2020 04:54 PM
A team of six BYU Mechanical Engineering students partnered with the National Ability Center (NAC) through the BYU Engineering Capstone program to design a portable lift to assist in moving people of varying abilities from a wheelchair to adapted sporting equipment. The NAC is a nonprofit located in Park City, UT that aims to empower individuals of different abilities to participate in a variety of recreational activities such as skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and more. Read Full Story
By Natalie Ipson April 01, 2020 09:45 PM
In a corner lab of the BYU Crabtree Technology Building, there is a constant hum as five machines zip back and forth. Hour by hour and layer by layer, a group of 3D printers are churning out protective face masks. Read Full Story
By Rachel Smith March 23, 2020 12:09 PM
U.S. News & World Report recently announced the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering earned a spot on its annual “Best Graduate Schools” list along with BYU's Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering graduate programs. Read Full Story
By Rachel Smith March 09, 2020 04:39 PM
BYU Mechanical Engineering faculty Marc Killpack and BYU Computer Science faculty David Wingate have received a $2 million shared grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) grant will be shared with the University of Tulsa faculty Michael Keller, Joshua Shultz and his biological robotics team. Read Full Story
By Rachel Smith March 09, 2020 02:00 PM
The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering houses two programs that have received national rankings in engineering departments. Read Full Story
By Rachel Smith January 06, 2020 09:30 AM
The $800k grant will be used to continue research on the effects molten salt reactors may have on clean energy initiatives Read Full Story
By Rachel Smith December 31, 2019 09:30 AM
2019 was a great year for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering. From the classroom to the field, faculty and students continued to make a positive impact on the world. Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead October 28, 2019 10:25 AM
Rollins Center-supported startup Myostorm lands deal on ABC's prime-time show. Read Full Story
October 10, 2019 11:56 AM
BYU Engineering and Exercise Sciences researchers seek to more effectively diagnose lower back pain through novel technology. Read Full Story
October 09, 2019 02:00 PM
BYU’s Mechanical Engineering department is one of only 11 programs nationwide to be awarded this grant in 2019; the grant will help expand BYU's existing nuclear research capability, encourage cross-disciplinary research, and more Read Full Story
April 09, 2019 10:00 PM
The best place for a bird's voice box is low in the airway, researchers find Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead March 19, 2019 10:00 PM
Equipped with funding and support from NASA, Brigham Young University mechanical engineers have built an inflatable robot similar to the lovable Baymax character from Disney’s Big Hero Six. Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead February 13, 2019 10:00 PM
"Developable mechanisms" are built into the surfaces of structures Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead February 13, 2019 04:00 PM
"Developable mechanisms" are built into the surfaces of structures Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead December 12, 2018 10:00 PM
Water-well drill can now reach more remote locations around globe Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead April 08, 2018 10:00 PM
BYU engineering students are helping make LDS Charities wheelchairs even better for people in need around the globe.

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September 25, 2017 03:48 PM
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. Read Full Story
By Jayne Edwards September 20, 2017 10:00 PM
Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and his mentors have developed a smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. The nano composite foam can help diagnose concussions.

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November 13, 2019 10:00 AM
Prof. José L. Lage, Ph.D., P.E. Department of Mechanical Engineering Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX. A brief overview of my professional background is followed by a description of sweeping convection, a new heat transfer effect discovered when studying alveolar capillary gas exchange. Read Full Story
October 31, 2019 02:00 PM
Dr. CJ Kim will be addressing students at 4:00 pm in 246 CB. Professor CJ Kim received his B.S. from Seoul National University, M.S. from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the faculty at UCLA in 1993. Holding Distinguished Professor title and the Volgenau Endowed Chair in Engineering Read Full Story
October 21, 2019 04:00 PM
Dr. Jeffrey Rickman of Lehigh University will be addressing graduate students at 4:00 pm located in 204 EB. Dr. Rickman earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and joined Lehigh University in 1993 after postdoctoral appointments at the University of Michigan and Argonne National Laboratory. Read Full Story
September 19, 2017 04:20 PM
Allison Lee, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering, recently received a renewal of her teaching fellowship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award, given to only four to five students in the nation annually, represents years of hard work and dedication to her studies. Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead September 13, 2017 10:00 PM
In 2011, a group of mechanical engineering students built a human-powered drill to dig water wells as part of a senior capstone course. The project seemed promising, but little did they know how life-changing it would become.

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By Todd Hollingshead September 10, 2017 10:00 PM
As many YouTube videos show, striking the top of a liquid-filled bottle can shatter the bottom. Researchers are hoping to use new knowledge of the party trick to help fill a gap in something much more serious: brain research.

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August 28, 2017 04:38 PM
At this year's University Conference, BYU's most prestigious award went to Randal W. Beard, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Three other Ira A. Fulton College faculty members were also honored. Read Full Story
August 15, 2017 04:46 PM
Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, recently named its 271 scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. This year, 10 scholars are Brigham Young University students. Read Full Story
July 20, 2017 05:05 PM
Harry Douglass' BYU education taught him a lot of valuable skills. Since receiving his degree in mechanical engineering in 2014, he continues to apply his BYU education to his work at Ford. Read Full Story
By Andrea Christensen May 01, 2017 10:00 PM
Three BYU professors recently received Career Awards: the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

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By Todd Hollingshead April 19, 2017 10:00 PM
BYU engineering students have teamed with non-profit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the international Red Cross.

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By Todd Hollingshead April 10, 2017 10:00 PM
Mechanical engineering students at BYU have created a special adapter to a bike pedal that allows people with leg-length discrepancies and knee flexibility issues ride smoothly and painlessly.

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By Todd Hollingshead February 26, 2017 10:00 PM
Students partner with Lockheed Martin to use video game VR for engineering training Read Full Story
By Todd Hollingshead February 15, 2017 10:00 PM
BYU engineering professors have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

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November 17, 2016 10:00 PM
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has selected BYU Academic Vice President Brent Webb as a recipient of one of the highest honors given in mechanical engineering.

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October 31, 2016 10:00 PM
A group of BYU engineering students hope to trigger energy change by installing solar cells in public locations you wouldn't think of.

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By Todd Hollingshead March 02, 2016 10:00 PM
BYU mechanical engineers have made a name for themselves by applying the principles of origami to engineering. Now they're applying their origami skills to a new realm: the human body.

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May 20, 2014 10:00 PM
Julie Crockett and Dan Maynes have spent decades studying super-hydrophobic surfaces. Some of this research has resulted in commercial products, but the professors are finding characteristics aimed at large-scale solutions for society.

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April 19, 2010 10:00 PM
BYU engineering students spent their senior year developing a custom prosthetic hand for a young mom who lost her fingers after being stricken with septicemia, a life-threatening blood infection.

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