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.
Many experts believe that mixed reality systems will eventually be used in nearly every facet of our lives. BYU's Mixed Reality Lab allows students to explore both augmented reality and virtual reality systems and design mixed reality experiences.
Matt Jacobs graduated this month with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and a minor in Environmental Science. Combining his fields of study, he completed an Honors thesis titled “Novel Methods for Composites Recycling Via Pyrolysis.”
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that BYU would be among the 32 colleges and universities receiving funding from the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). BYU is nationally recognized for nuclear energy research, so this isn't the first award students and faculty have received in the field of study. Earlier this year, a team of BYU Chemical Engineering professors received another $800k grant to continue research in clean energy with molten salt reactors.
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.
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.