Stories from capstone:
BYU engineering students are helping make LDS Charities wheelchairs even better for people in need around the globe.
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.
BYU engineering students have teamed with non-profit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the international Red Cross.
Mechanical engineering students at BYU have created a special adapter to a bike pedal that allows people with leg-length discrepancies and knee flexibility issues ride smoothly and painlessly.
A group of mechanical engineering students in the Capstone Program have built an adult-sized, two-in-one bike trailer/jogging stroller for McKay Mitton, an 18 year old with cerebral palsy.
This past year, five undergrad mechanical engineering students have designed, manufactured and constructed an inexpensive, lightweight motorized wheelchair specifically for children such as Tanner and Skyler, who have a rare genetic disease.
To make Blendtec's torture chamber run more smoothly, an undergraduate BYU engineering team focused on improving the functionality, safety and cleanability of the facility, leading them to design a multi-level workstation.
A group of BYU engineering students spent the last year building a brand new Supermileage vehicle that’s lighter, smoother and more efficient than past models. The new car achieved an all-time best for BYU, logging 1,716 miles per gallon—or roughly the distance between Provo and Cabo, Mexico, on just one gallon.
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