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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.

They’ve created a device that attaches to the motor on automatic doors so that they open automatically as a wheelchair user approaches. Wheelchair users need only download an accompanying smartphone app

Scott Steffensen

Research led by BYU psychology professor Scott Steffensen is showing that acupuncture can have a very real impact at the neurological level, better helping those recovering from addiction.

Researchers from Utah State, BYU and University of Liege have learned that fibers bent at a certain angle can hold a lot more water than you would expect.


A team of computer science students is one of eight selected to compete in Amazon’s Alexa Prize Challenge. They were given a $250,000 grant and tasked with programming a bot who can hold a conversation on a range of popular topics.

A group of BYU professors has found that giving students access to their personal biological data has a profound impact on their learning experience.

BYU engineering students are helping make LDS Charities wheelchairs even better for people in need around the globe.

Daniel Kay

A recent study by BYU psychology professor Daniel Kay suggests a dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to have a hard time fully falling asleep.

Amy Cuddy

Dr. Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, author and lecturer, delivered yesterday’s BYU Forum address. She spoke about increasing feelings of power by being more present in stressful situations. She explained that body language, especially power-posing, helps to increase power.

A new study coauthored by BYU public management professor Robert Christensen finds new nonprofits can still thrive but they need to be started under the right market conditions.

the set of singlewide

Hailed as one of the 10 Best Broadway shows of 2015, “Single Wide” is coming home to BYU for its debut as a fully-staged production.