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BYU Ph.D. grad, NASA research fellow leads by example (August 16, 2018)
From age 13, Alden Yellowhorse wanted to be an engineer. After transferring to BYU for his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, going on to get a Ph.D. was not his expectation. However, the decision to get his Ph.D. has opened doors for personal, professional and academic growth – including an ongoing research relationship with NASA. Find out about his facinating research at BYU news.
BYU Rocketry Joins the High Flyers (June 26, 2018)
Rocketry team Seven intrepid cougar rocketeers lifted the silver trophy at the Spaceport America Cup this week, after a flawless flight to nearly 10,000 feet of their carbon fiber wonder – Wasatch I. Joining 130 teams from around the world, they had converged on the Spaceport America launch site, home to Virgin Galactic, in the sweltering New Mexico desert for an unparalleled display of rocket science and sheer enthusiasm.
AUVSI Takes Off and Lands in Top Ten (June 25, 2018)
AUVSI Team Plane On June 16th, BYU's AUVSI team joined competitors in Maryland for the SUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) 2018 competition.  The competition is held at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) Webster Field in St.
Best Student Paper Award (June 11, 2018)
IEEE Apr 2018 Dr. John Salmon and some students of the BESD lab: Carsten Christensen, Landon Willey, and Derek Vasquez won the best student paper award at the IEEE Systems Conference in April. The conference took place Vancouver, Canada where Dr. Salmon and Landon Willey were able to attend.  We are so proud of our Mechanical Engineering students! Good job!   To read their paper, visit the link here. 
Go Forth and Serve- ME Alumni (May 29, 2018)
Opener "Go Forth and Serve" is one of the main mantras for those who gain an education here at Brigham Young University. BYU magazine chose to create an article on all the ways that BYU alumni from all over the nation are fulfilling that goal. New Mexico's feature is that of our alum Thomas A Mason, who graduated from the Mechanical Engineering department in 1989. Mason works for Los Alamos Nat'l Labs creating new ways to protect the lives of our soldiers. Read the full article here!
Meghan Markle and the Mighty Village Drill (May 23, 2018)
Megan Merkle Before recently marrying into the British Royal Family, Meghan Markle dabbled in many activities worldwide. In 2018, Time's listed her as one of the "100 Most Influential People". Meghan graduated in Theatre and International Relations, and has worked with multiple global charities, such as One Young World and World Vision Canada.
Cirque Teams up with BYU Capstone Team 7 (May 10, 2018)
BYU Capstone Team 7 worked together to create an innovative gaming mat, which was sponsored by Cirque. Cirque has created a video highlighting Team 7's accomplishments, which can be viewed here. Click to see the great work our teams are doing!
BYU Rocketry Club blasts into international competition (May 9, 2018)
BYU student Ryan Garrison leads a gaggle of students to the skies as the president of the BYU rocketry club, blasting off at this year’s Spaceport America Cup, “the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering conference and competition” that saw 110 teams from colleges and universities in 11 countries last year, according to its 
Students Saving Newborns (May 2, 2018)
Capstone Project Evolves into Real Product to Help Babies in Cambodia and Uganda. Check out the lifechanging stories here.
BYU Takes Home a Win at Shell Supermilage Competition (April 27, 2018)
Over the past weekend, BYU mechanical engineering students and leaders Dr. Dale Tree and Dave Laws competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon event in Sonoma, CA. 1,200 different students from schools across the Americas raced custom-built vehicles on the Sonoma Raceway track, proving the efficacy of their vehicles. Vehicles competed in two classes: Prototype and UrbanConcept. Each was categorized with three different types of energy efficiency: Internal Combustion, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, and Battery Electric. 

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