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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.

a professor reaching out to catch the ball

A women’s faculty flag football team named for a campus parking lot has added a chapter to BYU’s storied intramurals culture. Get to know the academically accomplished sisterhood known as “A Lot.”

We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.

Ever tried to sell something you’ve owned for a while on Craigslist and found that no one is willing to pony up what you’re asking? It's because you're asking too much.

Lance Davidson

New research coauthored by a BYU professor shows that 12 years after gastric bypass surgery, significant weight loss and diabetes-related benefits persist in most patients.

man getting fired

New BYU research shows that when it comes to receiving bad news, most people prefer directness, candor and very little — if any — buffer.

Marriott Center

Dr. Michael Ward, senior research fellow at the University of Oxford and C.S. Lewis scholar, shared his theory that Lewis used the medieval cosmos’ seven heavens to symbolize Christ throughout The Chronicles of Narnia.

Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and his mentors have developed a smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. The nano composite foam can help diagnose concussions.

BYU computer science team

A team of BYU computer scientists is teaching artificial intelligence agents how to interact with the world in a way that makes sense.

BYU Archaeology Team

A group of BYU archaeologists spent their summer at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq near the Sea of Galilee in Israel, uncovering an ancient synagogue mosaic with rare biblical depiction

In 2011, a group of mechanical engineering students built a human-powered drill to dig water wells as part of a senior capstone course. The project seemed promising, but little did they know how life-changing it would become.