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.

Apparently bugs are a great source of protein. That’s why food science researchers at BYU are looking at how to process insects, specifically crickets, to make them more palatable to the western world.

BYU’s new collaborative alternate reality game, designed to attract youth to STEM, lets teens join forces with a mysterious group of innovators to fight the destructive entity known as “S.”

"Don't Stop Believin'" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" are among the list of pop songs researchers say people are connecting to on a spiritual level. 

Batman Boy

A new BYU study found children who frequently engage with superhero culture are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive one year later and not more likely to be defenders of kids being picked on by bullies.

BYU grad-student research says taking and posting pictures of yourself doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a narcissist.

Koussevitzky Bass

One of the oldest double basses in the world has a rich musical history filled with ghost stories, international fame, an airplane accident and most recently, a six-week visit to BYU.

BYU professor Jeff Dotson launched a study with Google and Drexel University to see if comapnies can use search volume to assess brand health in real time.

Research from BYU, Harvard and the Federal Reserve shows tuition costs increases connect back to increases in student loan availability.

one student pointing directions for another

The list of most-read BYU News stories this year has a little bit of everything: An ancient artifact, futuristic technology, bright students, Disney princesses and a makeover for the Y Mountain Trail. 

Melissa Heath, Timothy Smith and Ellie Young in the McKay Education Building

Faculty in the BYU school psychology program do more, high-quality research than any other group of school psychology professors in the US, as stated by academic journal Research and Practice in the Schools.