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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.

messenger security

Researchers at BYU have learned that most users of popular messaging apps are leaving themselves exposed to hacking and fraud because they aren’t using important security options.

BYU researchers said this paper is the first to attempt to crack the code of the atomic structures that heavily influence grain boundary properties with the computer algorithms of machine learning.

A new study by the duo of BYU professors finds the stride length people naturally choose is the best for them, whether they are experienced or inexperienced runners.

scientists teaching science they're not trained to teach

Despite efforts from No Child Left Behind to promote “highly qualified” teaching, BYU research shows that just 36 percent of new science teachers are teaching only in their trained subject.

Amy Harris

History department professor Amy Harris told stories of dead cats and people to teach that many are missing the point with family history work at Tuesday's BYU Forum. 

Dream Illustration

A BYU dreamer (and professor) wants to help people better understand dreams to help improve their lives. So he and his colleagues built an app.

BYU civil engineering students traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this year to help the island nation's water agencies forecast possible flooding with more lead-time than is now available.

four kinds of Facebook users

BYU researchers asked people why they Facebook, then identified four categories of users.

Cat in computer

There’s a reason marketers make appeals to our senses; the “snap, crackle and pop” of Rice Krispies makes us want to buy the cereal and eat it. But as savvy as marketers are, they may be missing an ingredient in their work.

BYU Abroad Takeover Participants

BYU recently featured five students in five study abroad locations over five days in Instagram Story takeovers, garnering 1.6 million views.