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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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January 21, 2021
Among competition from Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and other top schools, BYU students swept the contest, winning all of the first-place juried prizes.
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January 19, 2021
BYU professors and students developed a tool that can auto-index the cause of death from death certificates.
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January 13, 2021
In studies published over the last year, BYU’s interdisciplinary research group Autism Connect has outlined ways to change these norms by improving the accuracy, timeliness and helpfulness of autism diagnoses.
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December 30, 2020
The most-read BYU News stories of the year include a report on video game research, a gallery of creative costumes, advice about what milk to drink, and the many ways students and faculty have bettered the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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December 16, 2020
New research from Brigham Young University finds college students could be just as at risk for developing skin cancer in the dead of winter as they are in the middle of summer.
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December 03, 2020
Ramona Hopkins, the 2019–20 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, delivered a special forum address on Thursday.
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December 03, 2020
A new BYU study, recently published in The Journal of Hospital Infection, finds that alcohol-free hand sanitizer is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based products.


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December 02, 2020
If you have severe asthma, underlying pulmonary conditions or are immunocompromised, Hawaii's atmosphere may not be the place for you.
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December 01, 2020
While you might expect item prices to stabilize when consumers can easily compare among sellers, there’s often a surprising disparity, a phenomenon called “price dispersion.” Theories abound as to why, but a new model developed by economics professor Brennan Platt highlights one very significant factor: buyers’ search timelines.
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November 30, 2020
A startup created from and fueled by BYU tech, is the fastest growing simulation company in America, ranking No. 594 in the Inc. 5000 list. The company grew out of the research of BYU professor Michael Scott and builds engineering simulation software commonly used in the automotive and defense industries.
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November 17, 2020
Ziauddin Yousafzai, educator and social activist, delivered the forum address on Nov. 17.
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November 12, 2020
Online therapy boasts a number of benefits, including eliminated wait times, increased accessibility, lower cost, anonymity and the ability to self-pace.
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November 11, 2020
After years of engineering, testing and coordinating with engineers from NASA’s Launch Services Program, Brigham Young University students have created a cube satellite that will launch into space on an official NASA mission later this year.


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November 09, 2020
Four BYU professors across four disciplines — molecular biology, chemistry, integrated optics and chemical processing — have created a method to extract superbugs from whole blood, prep them for testing and then provide a diagnosis all in under one hour.


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November 04, 2020
Two new vending machines on BYU's campus will print out free short stories, poems and essays on rolls of receipt paper. One is on the library's ground-floor thoroughfare and another is taking stops all across campus.
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October 30, 2020
A group of undergraduate students, graduate students and a post-doctoral scholar in a BYU chemistry lab combine forces and use machine learning to solve a complex chemistry problem.
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October 29, 2020
In the tumult of 2020 America—the pandemic, the protests, the presidential election—BYU political scientists have spotted some good news.
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