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Christmas Splash (December 17, 2012)
Breaking Ornaments
Smashing ornaments, shaking a "bowl full of jelly" and popping corn in super slow motion somehow enhance the Christmas Spirit, thanks to Tadd Truscott and the BYU Splash Lab.
Splash lab wins poster competition (November 29, 2012)
Through November 18-20 Professors Tadd Truscott, Julie Crockett, Daniel Maynes along with 15 graduate students from the Mechanical Engineering Department participated in the 65th annual American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics conference. Students Kyle Bodily, Ken Langley, Jordan Huey and Dr. Tadd Truscott won a poster competition at the meeting. This is the second year in a row that Dr. Truscott's splash lab has won an award at the conference.   In all there were 15 presentations and 2 posters by the BYU contingent.   The three day event has approximately 2500 ten minute…
Nephi's Bow competition (November 13, 2012)
Nephi's Bow competitors
On November 8, 2012 the Mechanical Engineering Department sponsored the annual Nephi’s Bow competition, where students compete by designing and building bows which are judged on engineering design and performance. Follow this link to read the article by The Daily Universe:   The winners were (dollar awards are given as BYU Bookstore credit): Grand Prize ($200):  Ashleigh Fullwood, “Hawkeye”, (101 meters), “All Steel” Performance ($100):  Bennett Mortensen, “The Bow with No Name”, (86 meters…
2012 Research Fellowship awards presented (November 2, 2012)
Research Fellowship awardees
The Department of Mechanical Engineering presented ten Research Fellowship Awards on October 23, 2012.  Each year a limited number of Research Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified PhD and MS applicants to the ME graduate program. The amount of funding ranges from $8,000 - $20,000.  This is the highest honor offered by the department to graduate students in recognition of excellent academic performance and the potential for continued success.   Those pictured include, left back: Dean Stolworthy, Trevor Blanc, Joshua Coburn, Gregory Von Forell, Dr. Tim McLain, ME Chair, front:  Adam…
AIAA member spotlight shines on Chris Mattson (September 11, 2012)
Chris Mattson
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member Spotlight for September 2012 shines on Dr. Christopher Mattson, associate professor of mechanical engineering at BYU.
Design Automation Committee recognizes ME paper in top ten (August 31, 2012)
Chris Mattson
The Design Automation Committee of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference named the ten best papers from this year’s Design Automation papers.  Mechanical Engineering students Shane Curtis and Braden Hancock, and Professor Chris Mattson wrote one of these top ten papers. The paper, “Use Scenarios for Design Space Exploration with a Dynamic Multiobjective Optimization Formulation,” was one of 156 papers submitted, and one of only ten selected for this recognition.  “This is a pretty significant achievement…
Getting ready to graduate? Read this!! (August 31, 2012)
FE Exam
If you are a senior in or a recent graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program, we strongly encourage you to consider taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.  The FE Exam is an important step in the professional licensure process, and looks great on resumes and CVs. The next available test date is October 27, 2012.  The registration deadline for this exam is September 6, 2012.  For details on registration and fees, as well as general tips and information, please visit the “FE Exam” tab in the “Students” section of the ME website. The Mechanical Engineering Department will…
CMR authors receive best paper award (August 29, 2012)
CMR Knee
A collaborative paper between the CMR and the University of Colorado Denver was awarded the Best Paper Award at the ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics (ReMAR2012) in Tianjin China for the paper entitled “Bi-Behavioral Prosthetic Knee Enabled by a Metamorphic Compliant Mechanism.”
CMR Group awarded research grant from NSF (August 21, 2012)
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The National Science Foundation awarded the Compliant Mechanisms Research Group to use compliant mechanism principles to translate origami-based discoveries into engineered systems that achieve desired behaviors.
Mechanical Engineering research featured on BYUtv (August 21, 2012)
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In a recent broadcast, BYUtv featured stories on several Mechanical Engineering research projects.  Watch as professors Anton Bowden, Larry Howell, and Tadd Truscott discuss their work.