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Fire research from BYU creating better, faster models to predict how wildfires burn

September 4, 2019

“We are working on a small scale and hopefully that gives us some insight into what happens on a large scale,” said fire expert Thomas H. Fletcher, BYU professor of chemical engineering. “We’re trying to take some of the unpredictability out of fire by doing experiments in well-controlled environments.”


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Aaron Hawkins awarded IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award

June 21, 2019

Aaron Hawkins was awarded the IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award for the invention and development of optofluidic waveguides and their applications, in particular commercialization for biomedical diagnostics.

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NASA turns to BYU for critical Mars research ahead of human missions

June 14, 2019

A multidisciplinary team of BYU engineering and chemistry researchers has been tasked by NASA to develop a system to measure the size and electrical charge of Mars dust — a detail critical to the success of human missions to Mars.

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Larry Howell new BYU associate academic vice president

June 14, 2019

Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese has announced the appointment of Larry L. Howell as the new associate academic vice president for research and graduate studies at Brigham Young University.

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BYU engineers making a more people-friendly robot

June 13, 2019

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.

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BYU engineers give back in Dominican Republic with hydro-informatics systems

May 20, 2019

Since 2011, Dr. Jim Nelson of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department has taken more than 150 BYU Civil Engineering students to the Dominican Republic to develop and implement hydro-informatics systems to improve water management.

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Study reveals birds' surprising sound source

April 23, 2019

A team that brings together physics, biology, computation and engineering find the syrinx confers an advantage: by sitting so low in the airway, the syrinx can produce sound with very high efficiency.

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Electrical Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award and Grant

April 11, 2019

Electrical Engineering Professor Daniel Smalley was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award on March 21st, 2019. This prestigious award provides the recipient with a $500,000 grant over a five-year period to fund their research.

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2019 Student Innovator of the Year launches business plan into space

March 28, 2019

Sugarhouse Aerospace took 1st place in the 2019 Student Innovator of the Year competition and $7,000 in prize money. The group seeks to make suborbital space more accessible to educators, researchers, and consumers to explore the final frontier.

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Secret to lab-on-a-chip breakthrough: matte black nail polish

March 5, 2019

BYU electrical engineering students have stumbled upon a unconventional method that could speed up disease diagnosis. Read the full story. 

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