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Intellect

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.

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I love to see the (Lego) temple...

June 12, 2024
In the HBLL's Special Collections exhibit area there is a Lego exhibition with a uniquely gospel tie. From Lego recreations of paintings of the Savior to model replicas of iconic LDS temples, “Brick upon Brick: Creativity in the Making” is an exhibit like no other.
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Meet the BYU student helping the Texas Rangers save runs and win big

June 11, 2024
Melville's equations pinpointed opportunities for the team, suggesting slight adjustments that would position the outfielders to make crucial plays. By his analysis, these changes could prevent 22.5 more runs compared to the MLB average – a calculated risk that was well worth taking, especially as the pennant race heated up.
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Your internet-connected home devices could be compromising your security. BYU computer engineers have a solution

May 29, 2024
It seems like just about every new household device connects to the internet these days. Thermostat? Check. Doorbell? Yup. Washer and Dryer? In 2024, of course. Even pet feeders connect to WiFi now to be controlled by an app. But all is not well because many of these devices can pose security risks to home networks.
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Forum: Great temples of learning on temple hill

May 21, 2024
Just as temple worship fortifies us to accomplish spiritual tasks, the academic “temples” of BYU campus give us light and power to serve others through knowledge, taught BYU plant and wildlife sciences professor Rick Jellen in the Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Tuesday’s forum.
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Q&A with President Reese on “dare to be different”

May 16, 2024
In this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees
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Notable achievements and scholarship wins highlight BYU awards season 2024

May 10, 2024
While it’s impossible to recognize every award-winning student, these highlights capture the considerable work and creative capabilities of our Cougars during the past academic year.
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BYU professors using game-changing strategies to prevent injuries, promote wellbeing in youth athletes

May 07, 2024
BYU professor Matt Seeley created the Strong Youth Project after watching all five of his children participate in youth sports. While he loves the many invaluable benefits of youth sports, he laments that his children often miss family activities for practice or face pressures to compete in sports during the offseason. These concerns have fueled his collaboration with professors from disciplines across BYU’s campus to improve organized sport experiences for youth, parents and coaches.
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New BYU computer science study shows four ways students are actually using ChatGPT

April 23, 2024
The results of a new BYU study show that students are taking advantage of OpenAI’s interactive, iterative nature to converse with ChatGPT as they might with an instructor.
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BYU animation, AdLab students win Student Emmys

April 18, 2024
BYU continues to be well-represented at the College Television Awards.
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From campus to cinema: BYU students win Coca-Cola Refreshing Films contest

April 17, 2024
The next time you settle into a recliner at your favorite movie theater and the pre-movie ads start rolling, be on the lookout for a Coca-Cola Refreshing Films branded spot created by BYU students.
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Code warriors: Trio of BYU students take on world’s toughest collegiate coding challenge in Egypt

April 16, 2024
In a high-stakes showdown of wit and code, three BYU students are set to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) world finals. Armed with a single computer and five hours to solve 12 complex programming problems, Lawry Sorenson, Thomas Draper and Teikn Smith are vying for the title of the globe’s finest programmers.
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Q&A with President Reese on promoting BYU’s "double heritage"

April 12, 2024
In this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees.
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BYU’s space ace: Minor planet named in honor of Jani Radebaugh

April 10, 2024
BYU planetary geology professor Jani Radebaugh’s contributions to planetary science have reached cosmic proportions as she recently received the prestigious honor of having a minor planet named her. The asteroid, previously known as “45690,” now bears the name “45690janiradebaugh” on official NASA/JPL websites.
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BYU team helps create diagnostic tool that achieves accuracy of PCR tests with faster, simpler nanopore system

April 09, 2024
A new diagnostic tool developed by Brigham Young University and UC Santa Cruz researchers can test for SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus with the same or better accuracy as high-precision PCR tests in a matter of hours.
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BYU professor’s designs featured on new Congressional Gold Medal

April 03, 2024
A new Congressional Gold Medal featuring the designs of BYU illustration professor Justin Kunz was recently unveiled at a ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Green-thumb dynasty: BYU landscaping wins fifth national championship in six years

March 27, 2024
For the fifth time in six years, BYU students dug, pruned and planted their way to the National Collegiate Landscaping Competition title, the March Madness of college landscaping teams. BYU bested 50 other universities in the four-day event, outscoring the second-place finisher by more than 358 points and breaking the 5000-point total for the first time in the 48-year history of the tournament.
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Forum: How to be a confident pluralist

March 26, 2024
In a democracy where people hold many conflicting views, how do we each honor our own values while making decisions together? Grappling with that question in Tuesday’s forum address, Harvard professor Danielle Allen encouraged her audience to meet this challenge by becoming “confident pluralists.”
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More than money, family and community bonds prep teens for college success

March 21, 2024
Family bonds make the difference in getting teens to college, BYU study says.
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