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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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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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October 26, 2020
A new BYU study shows that contrary to many assumptions, military service has historically predicted greater civic participation — involvement in formal, purposeful social organizations — later in life.
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October 21, 2020
The cloth masks many are sporting these days offer some protection against COVID-19. However, they typically provide much less than the professional N95 masks used by healthcare workers. That may soon change. Recently, students from BYU’s College of Engineering teamed up with Nanos Foundation to develop a nanofiber membrane that can be sandwiched between the cloth pieces in a homemade mask, increasing efficacy up to 99%.


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October 20, 2020
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, delivered Tuesday’s university forum. He spoke on the importance of an interfaith effort to achieve unity.
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October 14, 2020
Catastrophic fires in the West are burning hotter than ever, leaving paths of destruction through both human development and native plant ecosystems. Seed coating technology from BYU is helping restore native plant systems.
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October 13, 2020
A new BYU study, published in the journal Vaccines, shows that 68% of respondents are supportive of being vaccinated for COVID-19, but concerns remain about side effects, sufficient vaccine testing and vaccine effectiveness.


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October 08, 2020
Water modeling software created by BYU researchers can predict the rise and fall of every river on the face of the planet. Those streamflow forecasts are now being made available to agencies worldwide to deal with water emergencies.
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September 29, 2020
Lawyer and political adviser Melody Barnes spoke about education, the implications of picking and choosing who will be educated and the ramifications of such choices for today's democracy during Tuesday’s forum via Zoom.
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September 25, 2020
Dr. Eggington has had plenty of exciting moments as a forensic linguist. What he really cares about—why he became a linguistics professor to begin with—is using his knowledge of language to help others.
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September 23, 2020
BYU student- and faculty-run weather station sees record-high temperatures and little rain this summer.
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September 09, 2020
A collaborative album between the BYU Chamber Orchestra and Broadway superstar Lea Salonga, “The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila,” recently received the 2020 BroadwayWorld Album Award for Best New EP/Solo Release.
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September 02, 2020
Hoping to create a solution to the eye-contact conundrum for children with autism, a BYU Engineering Capstone team and their sponsor have created a pair of glasses that display dynamic animated images on the lenses, potentially increasing the engagement and comfort of the child as they work to improve eye contact.


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