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AUVSI Flight Team Creates Airplane for International Competition (June 11, 2020)
Unmanned Aircraft
The AUVSI SUAS annual competition has been held in Maryland each June since 2002. According to their website, their mission is to require “students to design, integrate, report on, and demonstrate a UAS capable of autonomous flight and navigation, remote sensing via onboard payload sensors, and execution of a specific set of tasks.” Teams come from all over the world to enter their UAS into the competition. The plane is required to fly itself through a series of way points and obstacles before it drops an autonomous car that will parachute from the sky. While the car drives to a final GPS…
A Legacy of Capstone (June 11, 2020)
Capstone Team
In the words of Assistant Dean Jim Trent, the BYU College of Engineering Capstone is “a legacy program,” that has now reached its 30-year anniversary of providing students with real-world projects and experience in their undergraduate years. Capstone is a two-semester culminating class completed in an engineering student’s senior year. Teams of students from Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, and Manufacturing Engineering work on projects in connection with professors and industry professionals. Trent said Capstone also provides companies with a way to recruit students for full-time…
BYU College of Engineering NEW STUDENT RETREAT (June 11, 2020)
Autumn Leaves
The BYU Engineering Together Retreat for new students will be held on Saturday, September 19th, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at South Fork Park Pavilion in Provo Canyon. At the retreat, you will meet other BYU College of Engineering students, ask questions of faculty and staff, and participate in several team-building activities. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Spots are very limited to the first 150 students that sign up. After we have reached our limit, students will be placed on a waitlist. To reserve your spot, click here and choose the link for "tickets."
Graduate Seminar: March 16 (March 9, 2020)
Dr. Sparks
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Taylor Sparks of University of Utah will be speaking.  Building the machine learning tools that will enable materials discovery Abstract: We need to discover new materials in order to address many of the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. The emerging field of Materials Informatics offers a relatively new and under-utilized approach via machine learning and data science approaches to discovery new materials. However, the tasks and requirements associated with Materials Informatics do not match…
Graduate Seminar: March 9th (March 9, 2020)
Michael Armstrong
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Michael Armstrong of Electric Power Systems will be speaking.  As an industry leader in the field of hybrid-electric and distributed electric propulsion systems, Mike has led efforts in developing lightweight, certifiable battery technologies and innovative battery-based integrated propulsion systems.  Prior to his role at Electric Power Systems, Mike worked as the head of the hybrid propulsion group at Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks. He led propulsion systems integration and design activities for multiple electrified…
Graduate Seminar: February 24th (February 20, 2020)
Dr. Parkinson
Dr. Alan Parkinson will be presenting his Final Lecture at Graduate Seminar on February 24th. The lecture will begin at 4:00pm in the event space of the Engineering Building (204 EB). All students are welcome to attend.  The title of his lecture is: "Alan Parkinson: A Reflection on Faith".  Alan Parkinson’s career at BYU spanned 37 years where he served as a Faculty Member, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering (1995 - 2001), Associate Dean (2003 - 2005) and Dean (2005 – 2016) of the college of Engineering. Alan received a PhD from the University of Illinois (1982) and an MBA from BYU (…
Research Seminar: February 11th, 2020 (February 10, 2020)
Dr. Stimpson
Research Seminar will be held Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 4:00pm in EB 325.  Dr. Curtis Stimpson: Honeywell Aerospace Using Additive Manufacturing to Enable Advanced Turbine Cooling Additive manufacturing (AM) is expected to enable improvements in turbine engine cooling. One technical challenge to implementing AM for turbine components is that the AM process produces relatively large surface roughness. Because there are no known smoothing processes for small, internal geometries, it is necessary to understand the impact roughness has on the cooling of turbine vanes and blades. Emerging…
Graduate Seminar: February 10th (February 3, 2020)
Dr. Zheng
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Charlie Zheng of USU will be speaking.  Multi-Physics Multi-Scale Simulation of Flow and Wave Propagation With the advent of computing power in recent decades, simulations of realistic physical phenomena have become practically feasible that very often involve multi-physics and multi-scales. In this presentation, Dr. Zheng will discuss: • Research capabilities in Dr. Zheng’s M2F2 lab • Bio-inspired flow simulation around multiple moving and morphing structures using the immersed-boundary method • Aircraft…
Graduate Seminar: January 27th (January 27, 2020)
Dr. Marshall
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Monte Marshall of BYU will be speaking.  Abstract: The 2-Hour Job Search rejects conventional job search strategies and empowers students to obtain the very best opportunities in a competitive job market. The presentation will give an overview of this networking strategy.  You will be interested to see the results from implementing this strategy in the Chemical Engineering Department.  You will also be introduced to helpful tools that will simplify the job search. Biography: Monte Marshall brings a wealth of…
Graduate Seminar: January 13th, 2020 (January 8, 2020)
Dr. Newell
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Pania Newell of University of Utah will be speaking.  Abstract: Many materials surrounding us from man-made materials such as cement, concrete, and ceramics to natural materials such as biological tissue, rocks, and soil are considered as porous materials. Due to their unique properties, such as light weight, heat resistance, sound absorption, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, etc. porous materials are appealing to various engineering and scientific applications. However, their heterogenous…