Stories from capstone:

Socket for prosthetics

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.

Andrew Mills and bike

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.

Todd and McKay Mitton

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.

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.

To make Blendtec's torture chamber run more smoothly, an undergraduate BYU engineering team focused on improving the functionality, safety and cleanability of the facility, leading them to design a multi-level workstation.

A group of BYU engineering students spent the last year building a brand new Supermileage vehicle that’s lighter, smoother and more efficient than past models. The new car achieved an all-time best for BYU, logging 1,716 miles per gallon—or roughly the distance between Provo and Cabo, Mexico, on just one gallon.

A group of BYU engineering students have created a portable ventilator that can be used across the world to help premature or sick newborns receiving life-sustaining oxygen and breathing assistance.

A group of BYU engineering students have created a regulating device that dispenses painkillers strictly based on pharmacists’ instructions. The idea is to keep people from taking more pills – accidentally or on purpose – than their bodies can handle.

BYU engineering students are creating a Batman-like device that shoots from a firearm and pulls a person vertically in the air as much as 90 feet for a Capstone project that will be presented in an Air Force Research Lab competition.