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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BYU mechanical engineering PhD student, Jake Merrell, and a team of researchers across three BYU departments have developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits.