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The Village Drill (September 15, 2017)
Dr. Chris Mattson of the Mechanical Engineering department participated in a CAPSTONE project several years ago. Find out how he and a group of innovative students developed man-powered drills for needy areas throughout the world.
Graduate Seminar (September 13, 2017)
Dr. Harry Millwater Dr. Harry Millwater is the Samuel G. Dawson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has 30 years of experience in structural reliability methods. He has prior experience developing the Nessus and Darwin probabilistic codes. Currently he leads the development of the probabilistic airframe risk assessment codes, Smart|LD & Smart|DT, for the FAA. He is the originator of the hypercomplex finite element method under funding from AFRL, AFOSR, ONR, and DoD.
Fluid Dynamics Applied to Brain Trauma (September 11, 2017)
Fluid Dynamics Mechanical Engineering professor Scott Thomson worked with USU professor Tadd Truscott, a former BYU faculty, to provide new research on a phenomenon called cavitation. The research gathered is anticipated to contribute to brain trauma research. Continue reading for the full story.
Rising Rockets (August 25, 2017)
Rocket Lifting Off It was the hottest week of the summer, and America had closed its blinds and retreated into the shadows. Eleven members of the BYU Rocketry High Power Team, accompanied by Dr. David Fullwood, traveled to Las Cruces, NM. The students were attending the 2017 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Now in its 12th year, the competition partnered with Spaceport America and hosted 115 teams from around the world.
Rosenbrock, Homer and Hart (August 7, 2017)
Rosenbrock, Homer, and Hart Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Eric Homer collaborates with Ph.D. student Conrad Rosenbrock and Physics professor Dr. Gus Hart to create a technique to produce a "dictionary" of the atomic building blocks found in metals, alloys, semiconductors and other materials. The full story is featured on BYU News.
Soak This In (July 26, 2017)
Giant SuperSoaker Mechanical engineering grad (and awesome uncle) Mark Rober puts his curiosity and skills to good use on YouTube, exploring scientific principles in the most amazing ways possible: building a ginormous supersoaker, filling a pool with 25 million Orbeez, or engineering an automatic-bullseye dartboard.
Cougars on Mars (July 12, 2017)
Mars Rover Competing with elite university teams from 13 countries, BYU student engineers recently returned from "Mars" (aka Hanksville, Utah) with a fourth place finish in the University Rover Challenge. See what it took for BYU to get a perfect score on the science challenge on Youtube.
PhD Student Receives NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (June 1, 2017)
Colton Thomsotyun Mechanical Engineering PhD student, Nathan Pehrson, receives the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF), receiving over $60,000 for the award.
Annual Dinner, Honoring Distinguished Alumni (May 30, 2017)
Honored Alumni Alumni Major General David A. Harris and Dr. Brady R. Davies were honored at the first annual distinguished alumni dinner for their notable accomplishments during their respective careers.
Graduate Research Presentation (May 24, 2017)
Samuel Acuna Presentation Current University of Wisconsin PhD student and former BYU Mechanical Engineering undergraduate, Samuel Acuña, will be giving a presentation on Non-Invasive Neuromodulation on Tuesday, May 30th.

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