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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. In addition to teaching classes, most BYU professors also conduct research in their academic field. Students – even at the undergraduate level – participate in research and publish their work alongside a faculty mentor. Here are the stories of what they discover together.

Elder L. Whitney Clayton

Elder L. Whitney Clayton said religious identity deserves as much attention and protection as racial and sexual identities at BYU’s 2018 Religious Freedom Annual Review.

BYU traffic engineers Grant Schultz and Mitsuru Saito are on a mission to stop people from making left turns on busy roads. It’s not because they want to make life more difficult; it’s because they want to save it.

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For the second consecutive year, students from BYU’s AdLab have won best in show at the country's largest advertising competition.

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With their genre-bending "Beat Boxers," BYU animation students take the top prize at E3's College Game Competition.  

Dad with Daughter

Whether it’s physically being there for a baseball game or piano recital, or emotionally being there to provide warmth or support in a tough time, there appears to be a shift in how fathers are viewing their roles.

A new parenting study led by professor Ali Crandall finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems such as throwing tantrums or fighting.

Pluto dunes

An international team of scientists have discovered a series of dunes on Pluto — a finding that indicates the planet's surface is younger and more dynamic than previously thought.

Jonathan Jarvis BYU

With youth hockey teams being organized by age groups, the idea has persisted that kids born earlier in a year have a greater athletic advantage than kids born later in the year. BYU researchers show a trend reversal happening.

Using brain data, eye-tracking data and field-study data, a group of BYU researchers have confirmed something about our interaction with security warnings on computers and phones: the more we see them, the more we tune them out.

Randal Beard BYU Forum Address

Randal Beard, professor of Electrical Engineering and the recipient of BYU’s Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, delivered the Forum address on Tuesday. He discussed the technology in autonomous vehicles and how he anticipates the field progressing in the future.