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Before BYU-Notre Dame starts up, BYU and Notre Dame startups will show out

October 06, 2022
Tabbed the Shamrock Series Innovation Rally, three startup companies from BYU and four startup companies from Notre Dame will come together at the Bellagio Hotel for an investor showcase sponsored by the technology transfer offices at both schools.


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BYU profs create new micro nuclear reactor to produce nuclear energy more safely

October 04, 2022
BYU professor and nuclear engineering expert Matthew Memmott and his colleagues have designed a new system for nuclear energy production: a molten salt micro-nuclear reactor that may solve meltdown risks.
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BYU engineers etch entirety of The Book of Mormon on a microchip wafer

September 29, 2022
A group of innovative BYU students from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department found a way to etch the entire text of The Book of Mormon onto a thin silicon disc (called a wafer in the electronics world) that can fit in the palm of your hand.


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BYU and Air Force enter new educational partnership to foster ongoing collaboration

September 23, 2022
BYU and the U.S. Air Force have entered into a five-year agreement that formally authorizes faculty and students to work side by side with Hill Air Force Base personnel on Department of Defense research.
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Back to the Future: BYU profs find 50s-era solution to modern engineering mystery

August 30, 2022
A group of BYU researchers have traveled back in time to solve a seemingly irreconcilable scientific mystery that has confused engineers and chemists for nearly two decades. And while they didn’t actually hit 88 miles an hour in a DeLorean like Michael J. Fox, the team did end up in the same time frame as Marty McFly, where they found the answer to a metals processing conundrum that has popped up in modern academic research.
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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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Cougar Query: "You can find me in my garage making something or playing the bass guitar"

July 19, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Chris Mattson, a professor of mechanical engineering.
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Awards season 2022: BYU students reap scholarships, first-place finishes

July 06, 2022
BYU students continue to make an impact in various fields of study – and they’ve got the hardware, awards and scholarships to prove it.
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BYU tapped as major lead in $360 million national water resources effort

June 07, 2022
This spring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a massive $360 million grant to fund a four-part initiative to conduct research on water resources nationwide. BYU has been tapped to lead one of the four pillars of this major effort over the next five years.


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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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Drought in Utah, Year Three: A Q&A with a BYU water expert on managing the ongoing threat

May 31, 2022
BYU professor Rob Sowby has contributed to over 200 civil engineering projects throughout North America, including many addressing sustainable water supply. With the current drought crisis in the Mountain West, he’s refining his efforts to be most helpful to water suppliers, policy makers and residents here in Utah.
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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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Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and taking eyecare to third-world countries: BYU student innovators deliver again

March 11, 2022
Every year innovative students at BYU give their best shot at developing new technologies that can make the world a better place. With $50,000 in prize money on the line, the 2022 Student Innovator of the Year Competition once again delivered potentially life-changing results.




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Dead trees in Utah forests are a wildfire hazard; BYU researchers found a way to use them as biomass for power plants

March 03, 2022
Researchers at BYU have worked to develop new ways to convert dead, decaying trees into a fuel that can be used in coal power plants, and as a result, also reduce net carbon emissions.
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Innovative process helps BYU engineers track icebergs in the South Pole

December 20, 2021
"I never imagined I'd be tracking Antarctic icebergs in the middle of Utah," mused BYU junior Scheridan Vorwaller Cloward, reflecting on her three years' work for the Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory.
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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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Lab-on-a-Chip devices smaller than ever thanks to new 3D printing techniques from BYU

September 28, 2021
Microfluidic devices designed to help rapid diagnosis through blood
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Not a matter of if, but when: BYU cybersecurity expert on how to protect yourself, your data

July 19, 2021
BYU cybersecurity professor Justin Giboney is training the next generation of cyber experts to keep your information safe. In this Q&A, Giboney answers a few questions to help breakdown what we are facing and what we can do.
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