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BYU engineering professor Oliver Johnson

Three BYU professors recently received Career Awards: the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

BYU professor Kevin Franke was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the earthquake impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.

Byron Adams

BYU biologist Byron Adams has spent many bone-chilling months in Antarctica digging up creatures like tardigrades, nematodes and rotifers to find out how they survived the ice age. His latest work took him to the top of an Antarctic glacier.

BYU microbiology research is discovering the potential of naturally-occurring bacteria called rhizobia to stem the tide of oversaturation with nitrogen-based fertilizers.

The National Science Foundation and Popular Science recently announced BYU's origami research team as winners of a People's Choice Award in the 2015 Vizzies for their video, "How Origami is Inspiring Creativity."

Joel Griffitts, BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology, was recently awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, becoming only the third BYU faculty member ever to receive the distinction.

Three of BYU’s youngest and brightest faculty members have been awarded the most prestigious award handed out to young faculty in the nation. Chemical engineering professor Bradley Bundy, mathematics professor Jessica Purcell and biology professor Clinton Whipple have each received NSF CAREER awards.

In the process of piecing together the evolutionary history of snakes and lizards, biologists from BYU, SDSU, Stony Brook, Yale, UT Austin and the Field Museum have discovered that nearly every living species of snake came from a bizarre group of small, blind, burrowing snakes.

BYU professor Chris Mattson is a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor awarded to young science and engineering professionals.

Sixteen Brigham Young University students were recently named National Science Foundation Fellows for 2010, the highest number of NSF Fellows ever for BYU in any given year. The students received prestigious post-graduate awards of up to $121,500 to apply toward master's degrees or doctorate degrees.