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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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August 05, 2020
Launched in January of 2016, the Cambodian Oral History Project works to collect and preserve the records of the Cambodian people.
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August 05, 2020
Because 60% of biology undergraduates nationwide are female, the life sciences have long been thought to enjoy more gender equity than other STEM fields. But a new BYU study challenges the notion that all is well for gender parity in biology classrooms.
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July 27, 2020
New BYU research published in PLOS One found that the more scientific publications were referenced in popular media — mainstream news and social media — the more they were also cited in peer-reviewed literature.
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July 23, 2020
In an analysis of more than 115 studies on the effectiveness of masks in controlling COVID-19, BYU researchers found that masks could be one of the most powerful and cost-effective tools to stop COVID-19 and accelerate the economic recovery.


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July 23, 2020
We may be in the middle of a global pandemic, but there is no way Utahns would ever give up their fry sauce!
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July 22, 2020
Three separate statistics articles by BYU professors recently won paper-of-the-year awards from three academic journals.
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July 22, 2020
A group of BYU students from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering teamed up with internet connectivity provider UTOPIA Fiber to create a new early-detection tool that could save communities thousands of dollars and, more importantly, lives.


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July 08, 2020
Since data shows homeownership is strongly tied to voter turnout this could indicate a potential negative impact on Black voter turnout in 2020.
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July 05, 2020
Two animated projects from BYU professor Brent Barson were recently accepted into the Communication Arts 2020 Design Annual, a prestigious graphic design journal. Out of the 2,900 total entries, just 126 were accepted.
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July 02, 2020
Analysis of former slaves’ narratives: freedom was a family affair
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June 30, 2020
In addition to being one of the top programs in the country, BYU’s advertising department fosters an environment to talk about important issues.
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June 29, 2020
According to recent BYU research, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.
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June 26, 2020
A new study shows a strong correlation between how much women with autistic traits camouflage—hide or compensate for autistic qualities to fit in—and the severity of their mental health concerns.
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June 19, 2020
A group of BYU alums and BYU students have created a low-cost, lightweight ventilator that just received emergency FDA approval for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 18, 2020
Employers are in a unique situation where they can either support father involvement in the family, or they can be a barrier.
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June 15, 2020
To protect both patients and practitioners during COVID-19, BYU nursing and technology professors collaborated to design a digital, 3D-printed stethoscope that makes it possible to listen to the heart and lungs of their patients while standing up to 50 feet away.
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June 08, 2020
BYUradio's “Treasure Island 2020” has been nominated as a finalist for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards, honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019.
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June 02, 2020
A new study published by five BYU professors and five BYU students puts researchers one massive step closer to the development of more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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