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3rd Annual Rocketry Club Student Launch Competition (November 20, 2017)
Rocketry Club Students
The BYU Rocketry Club recently had their 3rd Annual Student Launch Competition! Each year, this competition allows students to form teams of two or three students, design a custom rocket, and fly it to a target altitude. Teams use an identical rocket motor and measure the altitude their rocket reaches using an altimeter, a device that measures the difference in air pressure both at ground level, and at the peak height of the rocket's flight. The 1st Annual BYU Rocket Competition in 2015 started a movement among BYU students that were interested in rockets and space. This event brought…
10th annual Nephi’s Steel Bow Competition (November 9, 2017)
Steel Bow Logo
The 10th annual Nephi’s Steel Bow Competition was another success, providing students a chance to design, build, and test bows that they built. The competition required additional engineering this time as students were required to predict the distance their arrows would travel for a given draw weight. The Grand Prize winners, Jacob Sheffield and Jake Hunter, fired two different shots with their bow named Coyote, and each of the shots were within 1.3 feet of their prediction. The best Engineering Design award went to Daniel Wing and Ryan Anderson, who impressed the judges with the models and…
Laboween (November 3, 2017)
Laboween poster
2017 Laboween Is Tuesday October 31, 3:00-5:00 pm! Visit Mechanical Engineering labs for treats and to see current research and find your passion!
Outstanding TA Award (October 31, 2017)
Ryan Anderson
ME student Teaching Assistant – Ryan Anderson received excellent ratings from the students he aided in the 2017 winter semester. He received the Outstanding TA Award from the department for his above and beyond attention to detail and exemplary work. Ryan Anderson was awarded the Outstanding TA Award for his service in STATICS 101. Students have stated that they appreciated that he was friendly and easy to interact with and question. He sought proactively to give the needed assistance to every student so they could produce quality work. Many also reported that Ryan was great to work with…
Graduate Seminar: Eric Homer (October 19, 2017)
Student
The graduate seminar on Monday, October 23rd will be given by Dr. Eric Homer, of Brigham Young University's Mechanical Engineering Department. It will be held at 4pm in 256 CB. Grain Boundary Structure-Property Relationships: Machine Learning Atomic Building Blocks and Mathematical Representations of Crystallography  Big data is a hot topic and is driving innovation in healthcare, logistics, telecommunications, and the automotive industry. It is used in materials science to search for new materials and alloys with unique combinations of properties. We present results of machine learning…
Master's Student Earns Prestigious SMART Award (October 11, 2017)
Cody Carpenter
Cody Carpenter, a Master’s student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, has recently been awarded a US Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship. In order to earn this scholarship a student must demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and research ability in their chosen field. Cody is one of very few students to receive a SMART Scholarship at Brigham Young University since the program’s inception in 2006. Cody is from Martinsburg, West Virginia. Last year he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in…
Graduate Seminar: Amy Wood (October 10, 2017)
People in a 3rd world country
The graduate seminar on Monday, October 16th will be given by Dr. Amy Wood, a former PhD student from Brigham Young University. It will be held at 4pm in 256 CB. Principles for Design for the Developing World Abstract: People living in poverty face many challenges, some of which can be solved through well-designed and affordably-priced products. Many engineers are interested in designing these products but there are few design principles and techniques engineers can follow to have a significant and long-lasting impact. This presentation will outline principles, pitfalls, and useful tools…
Mechanical Origami! (October 4, 2017)
Origami Inventors
State-of-the-art Origami inventions win BYU students first and second place at this year’s Design Engineering Technical Conferences hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://www.et.byu.edu/college-news/compliant-mechanisms-research-lab-tops-podium-asme-design-engineering-technical
Graduate Seminar: William Roberts (October 3, 2017)
Prof. William Roberts
The graduate seminar on Monday, October 9th will be given by Prof. William Roberts, Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. It will be held at 4pm in 256 CB. Abstract: This talk will cover the particular difficulties of measuring soot in high pressure flames using non-intrusive techniques. The vast majority of our information regarding soot formation and oxidation has been obtained in atmospheric pressure flames. However, more than 70% of the airborne particulate matter in urban environments comes from transportation, all of…
Graduate Seminar: Brian D. Iverson (September 28, 2017)
The graduate seminar on Monday, October 2nd will be given by Brian D. Iverson, an Assistant Professor of BYU's own Mechanical Engineering Dept. It will be held at at 4pm in 256 CB. Abstract: 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. Bio: Brian D. Iverson joined the faculty at Brigham Young…