[Video] Whoosh Cecil: The Legacy of President Samuelson
April 29, 2014
A tribute to the 12th president of BYU, Cecil O. Samuelson, who ended his 11-year tenure on April 30, 2014. A respected physician and scholar, President Samuelson accepted the call to lead the university on May 1, 2003. With wit, wisdom and faith President Samuelson inspired a generation of students, improved the physical campus and focused the university on educational priorities.
An interdisciplinary BYU team recently came together to conduct a research study in Nepal, aiming to measure brick workers’ exposure to pollutants and to assess their respiratory health. The eventual goal is to determine what information, technology and strategies they can develop with the Nepali people to help them improve their well-being.
The NSF recently awarded the cybersecurity program within the BYU Electrical & Computer Engineering department with a five-year, $3.7 million grant called the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. BYU is one of only six schools nationwide to receive the award this year, which recognizes students with technical talent, moral integrity, leadership, and second language skills.