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Professor David Lignell published research on the spread of wildfire smoke.

Chemical engineering professor and student develop new wildfire smoke emissions model

August 24, 2018

A BYU chemical engineering professor and his Ph.D. student have developed an advanced model that can help predict pollution caused by wildfire smoke.

The research, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the Department of Energy, provides a physical model that can more reliably predict soot and smoke emissions from wildfires over a range of conditions.

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Engeering Ph.D. grad, NASA research fellow leads by example

August 17, 2018

After graduating with his Ph.D. this month, Alden will move to the Netherlands where he will begin a post-doctoral position at Delft University of Technology, a world-renowned university in this field. During his two years there, he will work with teams doing spacecraft research, and other research on micro-mechanisms.  

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NSF asks electrical engineering profs to build new receiver for one of world's largest radio telescopes

August 17, 2018

The National Science Foundation has awarded Brian Jeffs and Karl Warnick a $5.8 million grant to mount a super-sensitive super-antenna at the focal point of the 1000-foot diameter Arecibo Observatory dish. The super-antenna, more accurately named a phased array feed, will increase the telescopes’ observation capabilities five times over.

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New cybersecurity major available Fall 2018

July 26, 2018

BYU has created five new courses of study available to its students starting Fall Semester 2018, including a BS in Cybersecurity.

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Devotional: Keeping the Spiritual Lifeblood Flowing

July 25, 2018

Steven L. Shumway delivered the BYU devotional address on June 26, 2018. Dr. Shumway teaches courses in electronics, robotics, and power and energy, as well as how to be an effective teacher and administer assessments in the field of technology. 

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New department chairs announced

July 23, 2018

Dr. Aaron Hawkins and Dr. Norman Jones began their respective terms as department chair on June 1, 2018. Dr. Hawkins replaced Dr. Brent Nelson and Dr. Jones replaced Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss. 

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Industrial design students reach across the ocean to design outdoor lighting products

July 10, 2018

Every year, industrial design students in BYU’s professional program design user-focused product prototypes for partnering companies.

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BYU students win international technology competition

June 27, 2018

BYU’s Technology and Engineering Studies students came home victorious from this year’s Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) conference and student competitions in Atlanta.

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BYU traffic study: No more left turns on busy streets

June 21, 2018

BYU traffic engineers Grant Schultz and Mitsuru Saito are on a mission to stop people from making left turns on busy roads. It’s not because they want to make life more difficult; it’s because they want to save it.

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boy and mother looking at robot

Robots: a new method of learning

June 19, 2018

Imagine you're a child waking up every morning afraid and upset because you are unable to communicate your needs. Or envision being a parent, breaking into tears, trying everything you can to pacify your child and get them to ask you a question. For children on the autism spectrum and their parents, this can often be reality.

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