This spring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a massive $360 million grant to fund a four-part initiative to conduct research on water resources nationwide. BYU has been tapped to lead one of the four pillars of this major effort over the next five years.
BYU engineering students and undergrads from universities representing 10 countries traveled to the deserts near Hanksville, Utah, last weekend for the annual University Rover Challenge. There they tested their student-built rovers to the limits and the BYU team competed admirably with some of the finest student engineering minds in the world.
BYU professor Rob Sowby has contributed to over 200 civil engineering projects throughout North America, including many addressing sustainable water supply. With the current drought crisis in the Mountain West, he’s refining his efforts to be most helpful to water suppliers, policy makers and residents here in Utah.