Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and his mentors have developed a smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. The nano composite foam can help diagnose concussions.
It’s not uncommon for people to poke fun at the fact that BYU embraces the quirky rank where other universities might shun such an award, but this year’s celebration was a prime example of why we celebrate the ranking.
Elder Richard J. Maynes, General Authority Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke about developing a mindset focused on serving others.
In 2011, a group of mechanical engineering students built a human-powered drill to dig water wells as part of a senior capstone course. The project seemed promising, but little did they know how life-changing it would become.