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BYU students design affordable water filtration device to help provide clean water in Pakistan

August 02, 2022
A group of BYU engineering students decided to use their expertise to help with water quality challenges in Pakistan. The team of capstone students designed a prototype for an affordable, easy-to-use water filtration device that could easily be sourced and built in the Asian country of 220 million.


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BYU students build Mars rover, travel to Mars-like terrain, compete for Earth's top prize

June 06, 2022
BYU engineering students and undergrads from universities representing 10 countries traveled to the deserts near Hanksville, Utah, last weekend for the annual University Rover Challenge. There they tested their student-built rovers to the limits and the BYU team competed admirably with some of the finest student engineering minds in the world.


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BYU engineers travel to the Arctic, develop innovative radar method to detect polar bears

May 25, 2022
BYU engineering students are testing radar to track polar bears aboveground. If successful, the team’s work would mark a significant step forward in scientists’ ability to track mother polar bears during winter, when they den and give birth to their cubs beneath dense snowpack. Locating and protecting bear dens is important for conservation efforts.
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Students build smaller, equally powerful version of Village Drill

December 12, 2018
Water-well drill can now reach more remote locations around globe
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BYU develops multi-university capstone program for UAV research

October 16, 2018
More than 250 students from 8 universities have participated
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Students engineer hand-trike attachment for LDS Charities global wheelchair program

April 08, 2018
BYU engineering students are helping make LDS Charities wheelchairs even better for people in need around the globe.

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Five years later, BYU's village drill project bringing clean water to hundreds of thousands

September 13, 2017
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.

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Students creating prosthetic sockets for thousands of amputees in Africa

April 19, 2017
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.

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Engineering students make biking possible for kids with leg-length discrepancies

April 10, 2017
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.

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Engineering students build adult-sized bike trailer for professor's son with cerebral palsy

March 29, 2016
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.

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