Stories from robotics:
BYU mechanical engineers have made a name for themselves by applying the principles of origami to engineering. Now they're applying their origami skills to a new realm: the human body.
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.
Sixteen Brigham Young University students were recently named National Science Foundation Fellows for 2010, the highest number of NSF Fellows ever for BYU in any given year. The students received prestigious post-graduate awards of up to $121,500 to apply toward master's degrees or doctorate degrees.