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Engineers stitch together thousands of drone-captured images to create 3D model of BYU's campus

December 09, 2021
Using more than 80,000 drone-captured and ground images, and applying GPS systems for accuracy, BYU grad student Bryce Berrett has stitched together a comprehensive 3D model of BYU's entire 560-acre campus.


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BYU tech leads to one of the fastest growing companies in America

November 30, 2020
A startup created from and fueled by BYU tech, is the fastest growing simulation company in America, ranking No. 594 in the Inc. 5000 list. The company grew out of the research of BYU professor Michael Scott and builds engineering simulation software commonly used in the automotive and defense industries.
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BYU software predicts the rise and fall of every river on earth; agencies like NASA are using it to save lives worldwide

October 08, 2020
Water modeling software created by BYU researchers can predict the rise and fall of every river on the face of the planet. Those streamflow forecasts are now being made available to agencies worldwide to deal with water emergencies.
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BYU engineering prof helping find answers to why Mexico quake was so deadly

October 25, 2017
It’s been a little over a month since a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 370 people and injured roughly 6,000 more in Mexico. A BYU professor is helping find answers to help the rebuilding effort.

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BYU engineering in the Dominican Republic: A study in water

July 04, 2017
Helping a country predict water flow leads to a flow of BYU PhDs
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BYU research could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer

November 20, 2016
Prostate cancer is much easier to cure in its early stages, but can remain undiagnosed because early stages of the disease may not produce symptoms until the tumor is either very large or has invaded other tissues.

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Professor Michael Scott becomes 3rd at BYU to earn 'Highly Cited' distinction

October 09, 2016
BYU professor Michael Scott is one of 54 American professors recently named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson Reuters.

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BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

October 04, 2016
BYU professor Kevin Franke was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the earthquake impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.

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BYU study shows a fourth of Utah HOV lane users are breaking rules

July 20, 2016
Newly published research from BYU civil engineers finds that up to 25 percent of vehicles in Utah’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during rush hour are violating carpool requirements.

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