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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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June 17, 2021
Engineering graduate student Jacob Sheffield has created a tiny origami-based device that serves as a miniature windshield wiper for laparoscope camera lenses.
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June 13, 2021
BYU geography professor Matt Bekker says record-breaking temperatures certainly contribute to Utah's water problem through evaporation, but the less-noticeable warming trend over months and years is the bigger problem. Most of the last 20 years have been drought years.
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June 01, 2021
The interconnected reasons your favorite products might be facing a shortage.
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May 27, 2021
A BYU professor and his team have built the world’s most power-efficient high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) microchip. An ADC is a tiny piece of technology present in almost every electronic piece of equipment that converts analog signals (like a radio wave) to a digital signal.
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May 25, 2021
Chris Crowe, English professor at Brigham Young University, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. He discussed the ongoing genre-bending of young adult novels and how flexible perceptions of these genres, or commonly accepted essential traits, can generate more creative literature.
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May 25, 2021
For the past 10 years, BYU nursing professor and certified sexual assault examiner Julie Valentine has helped put Utah at the forefront of making touch DNA evidence collection a standard practice in groping cases.
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May 19, 2021
Thanks to the combined efforts of two BYU engineering capstone teams and a group of theatre and media arts students, the beloved mascot Cosmo is getting an animatronic counterpart in the theatre department.
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May 18, 2021
Support interventions such as group meetings and family sessions that promoted healthy behaviors resulted in a 29% increased probability of survival over time.
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May 04, 2021
They may be tiny weapons, but BYU’s holography research group has figured out how to create lightsabers — green for Yoda and red for Darth Vader, naturally — with actual luminous beams rising from them.
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April 30, 2021
A recent mega-study co-authored by a BYU professor showed that sending patients text message reminders to get a flu shot at their routine appointments increased vaccination rates by up to 11%, enough to make a significant impact in national immunity.
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April 25, 2021
New BYU study finds that night shift functions don’t actually improve sleep.
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April 06, 2021
BYU prepares more future Ph.D. students in both business management and foreign languages than any other university in the United States.
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March 31, 2021
AD-stricken brains show a genetic deficit in ability to use glucose
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March 30, 2021
Drew Gilpin Faust, U.S. historian and former Harvard president, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on humility’s role in the work of becoming educated.
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March 30, 2021
The J. Reuben Clark Law School rocketed up to No. 29 in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings, leading a group of five BYU graduate programs that earned top marks.
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March 29, 2021
About 61% of Americans have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), experts’ formal term for a traumatic childhood event. Two recent BYU studies analyzed how ACEs shape adolescents’ delinquent behaviors as well as fathers’ parenting approaches.
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March 17, 2021
A collaboration between BYU and the University of Washington uses science and family history to prevent hereditary cancer.
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March 15, 2021
Like every other human biometric identification system before it, there are still significant security flaws in some of the most advanced identity verification technology. BYU computer and electrical engineering professor D.J. Lee has decided there is a better and more secure way to use your face for restricted access.
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