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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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May 22, 2020
BYU students took home HALF of the awards in the Television Student category.
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May 18, 2020
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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May 14, 2020
Each year for the past five years, students at BYU’s Center for Animation have been tasked with creating an entire video game from concept to finished product. This spring, the latest team made history by creating the first game to win first place in two different categories at the Intel University Games Showcase.
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May 12, 2020
Long-term BYU study looks at the effect of video game play and the trajectories of addiction
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May 06, 2020
“When I saw it, bells and whistles went off in my head; I sat there for two or three minutes quite stunned at its beauty,” said Mikel Stevens, a professor of plant and wildlife sciences. “It’s extremely rare. If I were to put numbers on this, I would put the chance of finding it as one in millions.”
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April 21, 2020
Heidi Moe Graviet “exemplifies the best of BYU,” according to her mentor, Dr. Matthew Wickman. “She loves the Lord and has the mind, drive and skills to succeed at most anything, but she is determined to choose what is most virtuous, lovely and of good report.”
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April 21, 2020
When Jake Hogan first set foot on the Brigham Young University campus in the fall of 2016, he knew right where he wanted to focus his studies—cancer research. Hogan was intimately familiar with the disease after he’d seen both his grandfather and his younger brother each battle brain tumors.
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April 20, 2020
As a senior graduating in design with an emphasis in photography, Mario Alcauter knows that a great photo is all about perspective.
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April 20, 2020
When she is not outside with her four younger brothers, practicing martial arts or traveling, Miranda Jessop is doing one of her other favorite things: discovering peoples’ stories.
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April 19, 2020
Last November, BYU McKay School graduate student Tristin Hampshire traveled to Orlando, Florida, for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention. Hampshire was one of 25 students to receive ASHA’s Student Research Travel Award (SRTA) because the program committee considered her research proposal as the “highest-rated student-authored paper in its convention topic area.”
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April 16, 2020
Children are constantly surrounded by screens – whether it’s watching TV, gaming on a computer or scrolling on a phone. Parents and scholars alike are worried that growing screen exposure is destroying the rising generation’s face-to-face social skills and leaving children unable to converse and interact with others.
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April 07, 2020
School of Technology professor Amanda Hughes has spent her career studying social media during disasters and crises. Her work looks at how members of the public turn to social media during a crisis and how they find trustworthy information.
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April 01, 2020
In a corner lab of the BYU Crabtree Technology Building, there is a constant hum as five machines zip back and forth. Hour by hour and layer by layer, a group of 3D printers are churning out protective face masks.
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March 31, 2020
BYU professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad is a world-renowned expert on the current loneliness epidemic and is lending her voice to address some crucial health issues in the age of coronavirus
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March 30, 2020
BYU's Master of Public Administration program joins the BYU MBA and BYU Law programs with elite marks. Other graduate programs, including Speech-Language Pathology, Education, Nursing and Engineering also land in the Top 100.
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March 12, 2020
On the ground observation finds 55% of dens are missed
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February 27, 2020
Family discussion about money can enhance children’s financial knowledge and reduce future financial instability.
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February 25, 2020
The theme for the monthly Forums this year at BYU is “In search of democratic character," with "character" meaning the manners and virtues that enable communities and societies to function justly, according to BYU Academic Vice President Shane Reese.
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