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Staff Spotlight: External Relations Manager Lisa Barrager

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.
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Behind the Scenes of the Capstone Project

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.
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Capstone Fair 2022

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.
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Origami in the Operating Room: BYU Biomedical Research Featured on WebMD

April 06, 2022 11:37 AM
Origami might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about life-saving innovations in biomedical engineering, but its principles have been making waves in the field. The biomedical engineering labs here at Brigham Young University have made valuable contributions to products using the practice of origami, and were featured in an article recently published on WebMD.
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Graduate Seminar April 4th: Dr. David Go

March 24, 2022 12:51 PM
A Future Enabled by Electricity? Non-Thermal Plasmas as the Next Frontier
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Graduate Seminar March 21st: Nathan Keilbart

March 21, 2022 03:07 PM
Understanding hydride formation in titanium
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Fall 2021 TA Awards

March 14, 2022 05:44 PM
Doctoral candidates Judd Mehr and Tysum Ruchti were recently awarded the Mechanical Engineering department Outstanding TA Award for their patient and diligent assistance of students last fall semester.
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Graduate Seminar March 28th: Dr. Craig Przybyla

March 07, 2022 03:32 PM
Multiscale Modeling and Characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composites
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Graduate Seminar March 14th: Dr. Cristian Clavijo

March 03, 2022 09:39 AM
Innovating Healthcare as an Engineer
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Graduate Seminar March 7th: Dr. Taylor Sparks

February 28, 2022 03:34 PM
Materials informatics: Moving beyond screening via generative machine learning models
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Why Go to Graduate School? The Benefits of the BYU Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program

December 15, 2021 12:04 PM
The decision to go to graduate school is an important one. Brigham Young University’s mechanical engineering graduate program provides invaluable opportunities for individualized research and further preparation for advancement in the workforce.
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Rocketry Club Holds Student Launch Competition

December 10, 2021 08:55 AM
On Saturday Nov. 13, over 100 students from the Brigham Young University Rocketry Club had the opportunity to launch rockets they’ve been working on for months at the Frank Hunt Field.
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Meet Sarah, the New Department Secretary

December 02, 2021 01:12 PM
In October 2021, the mechanical engineering department at Brigham Young University welcomed Sarah Hamilton as the new head secretary.
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Graduate Seminar Dec. 6th, 2021: Gus German

December 02, 2021 09:06 AM
Living the Dream
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Two Female Undergraduates Win Award with Social Impact Paper

November 19, 2021 08:16 AM
The social impact of engineered products is sometimes overlooked. A groundbreaking paper examining and bringing attention to the topic of social impact by Gabrielle Johnson and Marin Fisher, two undergraduate mechanical engineering students, received the best paper award at the 2021 DFMLC (Design for Life Manufacturing and Life Cycle) Conference.
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Graduate Seminar Nov. 29th, 2021: Larry Howell

November 18, 2021 01:08 PM
Publish! The Why, How, and Where of Publishing Your Research
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Graduate Seminar - September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021 02:16 PM
Dr. Jeff Hill is the newest member of the ME faculty. He received his BS and MS from BYU and his PhD from Penn State. He has been working at Sandia National Laboratories for the past 10 years, designing and testing various electromechanical systems. Prior to that he was a visiting research investigator at the University of Michigan. His area of research is in impact and shock testing, with a focus on protecting electronics in harsh environments. In this talk, Dr Hill will explain current research on surviving harsh mechanical shock environments and how to test to these environments.
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Scholarship Awards 2021

August 17, 2021 12:23 PM
Every year the Mechanical Engineering department has a variety of scholarships that they award. To receive the scholarship, each student has to apply, and based on a variety of factors, whoever is the best fit will receive the scholarship.
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ME’s Outstanding TAs: Winter Semester

June 29, 2021 02:02 PM
At the end of every semester, the Mechanical Engineering department asks both the undergraduate and graduate students to give us ratings of their teaching assistant’s. The two TAs selected for Winter Semester 2021 outstanding TA award were Sam McKinnon (the undergraduate TA) and John Morrell (the graduate TA).
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Daniel 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.
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Navigating Your Path to Success: Weidman Center Hosts Virtual Panel

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.
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Why Become a Licensed Engineer?

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).
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Graduate Seminar - February 1, 2021

February 04, 2021 12:11 PM
Laurel C. Kuxhaus, Ph.D
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BYU Capstone Teams with Mercury Systems for DDR4 Memory Tester

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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AUVSI Flight Team Creates Airplane for International Competition

June 16, 2020 03:03 PM
The AUVSI SUAS annual competition has been held in Maryland each June since 2002. According to their website, their mission is to require “students to design, integrate, report on, and demonstrate a UAS capable of autonomous flight and navigation, remote sensing via onboard payload sensors...
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A Legacy of Capstone

June 16, 2020 03:02 PM
In the words of Assistant Dean Jim Trent, the BYU College of Engineering Capstone is “a legacy program,” that has now reached its 30-year anniversary of providing students with real-world projects and experience in their undergraduate years. Capstone is a two-semester culminating class...
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BYU College of Engineering NEW STUDENT RETREAT

June 16, 2020 02:58 PM
The BYU Engineering Together Retreat for new students will be held on Saturday, September 19th, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at South Fork Park Pavilion in Provo Canyon. At the retreat, you will meet other BYU College of Engineering students, ask questions of faculty and staff, and participate in...
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New Faculty Position Available

December 06, 2019 04:50 PM
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University is seeking outstanding faculty candidates who will challenge our talented student body and contribute to our excellent research programs. Candidates in all areas of expertise will be considered; candidates in the areas of design, controls, bioengineering, manufacturing systems and processes, computational science, additive manufacturing, and computer-aided design and tool development are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates will also demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
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