Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- A group of six engineering students created a hand-trike attachment for wheelchairs through LDS Charities. The attachment will allow wheelchair users to pedal with their hands instead of their feet.
- A panel of female engineering alumni addressed and encouraged students at the WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology Celebration on March 29. Students were advised to get involved with research opportunities while at BYU and work on creating a personal brand.
David O. McKay School of Education
- Twenty McKay School students attended the annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo in Tampa, Florida. Students, along with several faculty members, attended the convention through BYU’s Inspiring Learning Initiative.
College of Life Sciences
- New research from BYU professors found students were more interested in their learning experience when they had access to their own biological data. Professors provided students with microbiome kits to test the microorganisms in their bodies and saw a 30 percent increase in student interest.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- Professor Kevin John gave the Winter 2018 Beckham Lecture and presented on biometric technology. John said biometric techniques can improve the results of communications research, which is often completed through self-reporting surveys.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- A team of computer science students won a $250,000 grant in Amazon’s Alexa Prize Challenge. The winning team created Eve, a social bot that answers questions similarly to Alexa but also has the ability to maintain a conversation with users.