BYU student engineers lead project to design global race car
August 12, 2007
Brigham Young University mechanical engineering professor C. Greg Jensen and his students recently returned from Germany, where they presented their global race car at the annual PACE faculty forum.
PACE, the industry coalition that includes General Motors and supports computer-aided engineering, selected the BYU team to lead a group of engineering students from around the world in designing and assembling a Formula One race car.
BYU was chosen for its engineering expertise and for its diverse language skills, which allowed team members to communicate just as well with collaborators in Korea as with those in Canada.
A team of BYU biologists has been tracking dragonflies around the world, from Vietnam to the islands of Vanuatu. Their goal is to piece together the first-ever phylogenic tree of all 6,300 known species and their ancestors.
Amy Jensen, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on why our bodies matter in today’s digital world. More specifically, she explained that being more intentional about how we use and where we place our bodies can help us grow and cultivate a deeper understanding of others.