The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University will be filling multiple faculty positions during the coming year and is seeking outstanding faculty candidates who will challenge an exceptional student body and contribute to excellent research programs.
BYU Mechanical Engineering students to create a prosthetic socket to help 27,000 Sierra Leone amputees.
BYU Mechanical Engineering student, Carlie Shields, has had many accomplishments and among these is being one of the past presidents, and current vice president of BYU’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Many of the students in the Mechanical Engineering Department are the 2nd generation in their family to major in Mechanical Engineering at BYU. They say their parent's influence helped to get them to where they are today.
In January, Professor Anton Bowden received the department "Outstanding Teaching Award" and Professor Andrew Ning accepted the "Outstanding Research Award".
The Mechanical Engineering Department develops new research funded by grants obtained from different institutions and agencies. In 2016, over 5 million dollars were obtained through faculty research grants.
BYU and Lockheed Martin researchers are using virtual reality gaming technology and a new system undergoing development to help with engineering training, according to BYU News.