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Nephi's Steel Bow 2016 Competition Results (December 5, 2016)
Nephi's Bow Competitors
On November 3, 2016 the Mechanical Engineering Department sponsored the 9th annual ​ Nephi’s Steel Bow competition, where students compete by designing and building bows which are judged on engineering design and performance. As always, the event proved to be fun and educational. There were five awards presented: Grand Price for accuracy: TJ Barton, with the closest shot to the 40-yard target- 36.5 yards. Grand Prize for the longest distance: Benjamin McEntire, Sarah Mills, for the longest shot being 81.5 yards. All-Steel Bow Performance: Jonathan Erickson, Quentin Allen, with the…
Capstone Presentations on December 14th, 2016 (December 1, 2016)
BYU Capstone Logo
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM MT Garden Court, Wilkinson Student Center - View Map Seniors in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology who are pursuing Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and other degrees, have been working on industrially sponsored projects as part of their Capstone design experience. These student teams will present their conceptual design work to their industry sponsors. The fall presentations are open to the public. Registration for presentations takes place in the Garden Court.
BYU Academic VP Receives Top Engineering Award (November 22, 2016)
Photo of Brent Webb receiving an award
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has selected BYU Academic Vice President Brent Webb as a recipient of one of the highest honors given in mechanical engineering.
Graduate Seminar: Brian D. Iverson, Ph.D. (November 17, 2016)
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Brian Iverson, assistant professor for the Mechanical Engineering Department at BYU, will present at the graduate seminar on Monday, November 21 at 4:00 p.m. in room 256 CB. His presentation is entitled "Context is Everything." In performing research, providing context to your contribution is a critical part of communication.  We’ll be discussing literature reviews and literature searches as well as the first steps of writing.  We will aim to set you on a course to be successful at following the research in your field and establishing your position in it. Brian D. Iverson joined the…
BYU engineering team building satellite slated for NASA launch (November 1, 2016)
Students that worked with Cubesat
A group of engineering students are building a “Passive Inspection CubeSAT” that is scheduled for launch with NASA in December 2017.
Graduate Seminar: Alfonso Ortega, Ph.D. (October 25, 2016)
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Alfonso Ortega​, professor from the ME Dept. at Villanova University​, will present at the graduate seminar on Monday, October 31st at 4:00 p.m. in 256 CB. His presentation is entitled, "The Internet isn’t Free:  The Energy Costs of Bits, Bytes and Cooling in Today’s Digital Information Factories​.​​​​" The evolving notion that we are in the midst of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” was described by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Director of the World Economic Forum, in the following way:  “The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented…
Graduate Seminar: Rodolphe Vaillon, Ph.D. (October 20, 2016)
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Rodolphe Vaillon, the W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah​, will present at the graduate seminar on Monday, October 24th at 4:00 p.m. in 256 CB. His presentation is entitled, "Thermal Behavior of Photovoltaic Devices: an Overview.​​​​" It is well known that, in general, temperature negatively affects the efficiency of photovoltaic devices. In this seminar, the temperature-induced losses in photovoltaic devices will be introduced. Common and emerging strategies to overcome them will be reviewed. The concept of temperature…
Lab-o-ween October 26th (October 18, 2016)
Lab-o-Ween Flyer
On October 26, 2016, the mad scientists at the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering will present various Halloween-inspired lectures that are available to attend from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Click the image for further details!
Weidman Center Lecture: Angelica Gutierrez-Magness (October 18, 2016)
Announcement for Angelica Gutierrez-Magness presentation
As part of the Weidman Center Leadership Lecture series Angelica Gutierrez-Magness will present on October 20 at 1:00 p.m. in 214 CTB. Her presentation is entitled "My Faithful Journey."
Graduate Seminar: Steven Gorrell, Ph.D. (October 13, 2016)
Steve Gorrell
Steven Gorrell, an associate professor for the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department, will present at the graduate seminar on Monday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m. in 256 CB. His presentation is entitled, "Unsteady Flows in Gas Turbine Turbomachinery​​​" Often in fluid mechanics the unsteady term of governing equations is neglected.  However, accounting for unsteady flows in gas turbine turbomachinery has enabled significant improvements in performance over the last 15 years.  Dr. Steve Gorrell will give a presentation on some of the research graduate and undergraduate research assistants in…