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BYU tapped as major lead in $360 million national water resources effort

June 07, 2022
This spring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a massive $360 million grant to fund a four-part initiative to conduct research on water resources nationwide. BYU has been tapped to lead one of the four pillars of this major effort over the next five years.


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BYU students build Mars rover, travel to Mars-like terrain, compete for Earth's top prize

June 06, 2022
BYU engineering students and undergrads from universities representing 10 countries traveled to the deserts near Hanksville, Utah, last weekend for the annual University Rover Challenge. There they tested their student-built rovers to the limits and the BYU team competed admirably with some of the finest student engineering minds in the world.


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Drought in Utah, Year Three: A Q&A with a BYU water expert on managing the ongoing threat

May 31, 2022
BYU professor Rob Sowby has contributed to over 200 civil engineering projects throughout North America, including many addressing sustainable water supply. With the current drought crisis in the Mountain West, he’s refining his efforts to be most helpful to water suppliers, policy makers and residents here in Utah.
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BYU engineers travel to the Arctic, develop innovative radar method to detect polar bears

May 25, 2022
BYU engineering students are testing radar to track polar bears aboveground. If successful, the team’s work would mark a significant step forward in scientists’ ability to track mother polar bears during winter, when they den and give birth to their cubs beneath dense snowpack. Locating and protecting bear dens is important for conservation efforts.
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Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and taking eyecare to third-world countries: BYU student innovators deliver again

March 11, 2022
Every year innovative students at BYU give their best shot at developing new technologies that can make the world a better place. With $50,000 in prize money on the line, the 2022 Student Innovator of the Year Competition once again delivered potentially life-changing results.




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Dead trees in Utah forests are a wildfire hazard; BYU researchers found a way to use them as biomass for power plants

March 03, 2022
Researchers at BYU have worked to develop new ways to convert dead, decaying trees into a fuel that can be used in coal power plants, and as a result, also reduce net carbon emissions.
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Innovative process helps BYU engineers track icebergs in the South Pole

December 20, 2021
"I never imagined I'd be tracking Antarctic icebergs in the middle of Utah," mused BYU junior Scheridan Vorwaller Cloward, reflecting on her three years' work for the Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory.
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Engineers stitch together thousands of drone-captured images to create 3D model of BYU's campus

December 09, 2021
Using more than 80,000 drone-captured and ground images, and applying GPS systems for accuracy, BYU grad student Bryce Berrett has stitched together a comprehensive 3D model of BYU's entire 560-acre campus.


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Lab-on-a-Chip devices smaller than ever thanks to new 3D printing techniques from BYU

September 28, 2021
Microfluidic devices designed to help rapid diagnosis through blood
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Not a matter of if, but when: BYU cybersecurity expert on how to protect yourself, your data

July 19, 2021
BYU cybersecurity professor Justin Giboney is training the next generation of cyber experts to keep your information safe. In this Q&A, Giboney answers a few questions to help breakdown what we are facing and what we can do.
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Student-created, origami-based windshield wiper solves laparoscopic surgery conundrum

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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BYU engineering student creates simple device to help young violinist with prosthetic arm

June 10, 2021
Adia Cardona is a 10-year-old violinist who has exceptional skill for her age and determination to match it. The young Provo girl also has just one hand.
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BYU researchers create world's most power-efficient high-speed ADC microchip

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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BYU engineering, theatre arts students team up to create animatronic cougar

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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BYU hologram experts can now create real-life images that move in the air

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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BYU No. 1 in the nation for launching business, foreign language Ph.D.s

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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Five BYU programs make Top 100 in latest US News Grad School Rankings; Nine BYU programs now hold that designation

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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