Highlights from BYU colleges


Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • The winning team for the 2018 Student Innovator of the Year competition created Portal, a device that opens doors automatically when a wheelchair user with the app is near a door. The team received a $6,000 cash prize and plans to use the money to bring Portal to the mass market.
From left: Executive director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Scott Petersen, Ira A. Fulton College dean Michael Jensen, Jono DiPeri, Morgen Glessing, Josh Horne, Sam Lew, Jake Parry, BYU Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology chair Mark Cluff, and Zac Higley stand with the Piero team’s cash prize of $6,000. (Hannah Gasinski)

Marriott School of Business

  • Professor Kevin Stocks will retire at the end of this semester after a 35-year career. Stocks has earned several awards, conducted extensive research and presented in countries around the world.
Professor Kevin Stocks will retire after 35 years at BYU. (Marriott School of Business)
  • A team of Marriott School students won first place at the Milgard Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition for the second year in a row. The team’s winning presentation, pitched to Microsoft executives, focused on improving the implementation of AI in everyday uses.
From left: Thomas Colton, Harrison Miner, faculty adviser Darin Gates, Rachel Durtschi and Jordan Marsh won first place in the Milgard Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition. (Marriott School of Business)
  • Professor Jeff Jenkins was recently named a winner of the AIS Early Career Award in Seoul, South Korea. Jenkins was one of five individuals to be honored for their contributions to the field of information systems.
Jeff Jenkins received the AIS Early Career Award in Seoul, South Korea. (Marriott School of Business)

David O. McKay School of Education

  • University of Connecticut professor George Sugai presented at the McKay School’s Benjamin Cluff Jr. Annual Lecture on March 22. Sugai discussed the importance of schools supporting the success of all students beyond academics.
Professor George Sugai presents at the Benjamin Cluff Jr. Annual Lecture on March 22. (David O. McKay School of Education)

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • School of Communications professor Chris Cutri will give the Faith and Works lecture on April 12. He will discuss the ability to create art that inspires audiences to serve.
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School of Communications professor Chris Cutri will give the April Faith and Works lecture. (BYU Photo)

College of Nursing

  • The College of Nursing cohosted the Magic Yarn Project’s largest ever wig workshop on March 17. More than 500 volunteers contributed to make 301 yarn wigs for child cancer patients.
Volunteers craft wigs for child cancer patients with the Magic Yarn Project. (College of Nursing)
  • The DAISY Foundation recently acknowledged assistant teaching professor Gaye Ray and nursing student McKenzie Weir for their compassionate service by the DAISY Foundation.
From left: Assistant teaching professor Gaye Ray celebrates with the DAISY Foundation’s newest honorees, College of Nursing Dean Patricia Ravert and nursing student McKenzie Weir. (College of Nursing)

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