The BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering continually encourages females to participate in their programs and events. As one of the largest competitions in the college, SIOY holds many opportunities for competitors, but few females have made it to the finals. This year, that changed, and SIOY had its first female team compete at finals.
A group of BYU engineering students decided to use their expertise to help with water quality challenges in Pakistan. The team of capstone students designed a prototype for an affordable, easy-to-use water filtration device that could easily be sourced and built in the Asian country of 220 million.
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Chris Mattson, a professor of mechanical engineering.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, vision loss can severely affect one's quality of life. For many, not having affordable eye care can hamper their ability to participate in everyday essential activities: cooking an evening meal, working a job, and reading signs and messages. Capstone recently assisted the nonprofit organization CharityVision in improving international eye care.