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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.
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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 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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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
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
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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