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Meet the BYU student helping the Texas Rangers save runs and win big

June 11, 2024
Melville's equations pinpointed opportunities for the team, suggesting slight adjustments that would position the outfielders to make crucial plays. By his analysis, these changes could prevent 22.5 more runs compared to the MLB average – a calculated risk that was well worth taking, especially as the pennant race heated up.
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Notable achievements and scholarship wins highlight BYU awards season 2024

May 10, 2024
While it’s impossible to recognize every award-winning student, these highlights capture the considerable work and creative capabilities of our Cougars during the past academic year.
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Devotional: Choosing God's best blessings — family

May 07, 2024
“Real history and real relationships develop over time. Love is earned through service, and that’s why it is so strong within families.” said Grant Jensen, dean of the College of Computational, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, as he delivered Tuesday’s devotional address.
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Cougar Query: Grant Jensen

May 06, 2024
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life.
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Code warriors: Trio of BYU students take on world’s toughest collegiate coding challenge in Egypt

April 16, 2024
In a high-stakes showdown of wit and code, three BYU students are set to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) world finals. Armed with a single computer and five hours to solve 12 complex programming problems, Lawry Sorenson, Thomas Draper and Teikn Smith are vying for the title of the globe’s finest programmers.
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BYU’s space ace: Minor planet named in honor of Jani Radebaugh

April 10, 2024
BYU planetary geology professor Jani Radebaugh’s contributions to planetary science have reached cosmic proportions as she recently received the prestigious honor of having a minor planet named her. The asteroid, previously known as “45690,” now bears the name “45690janiradebaugh” on official NASA/JPL websites.
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BYU math videos aim to transform equations into excitement

March 13, 2024
From calculating the perfect bottle flip to understanding how much force is behind a penny dropped off a skyscraper, Math the World videos creatively answer the age-old math question, “When will I ever use this?”
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A Hindu scholar in the heart of Utah: How Sudam Mane combines faith and science at BYU

January 23, 2024
At BYU, Mane discovered more than just a center for scientific research; he found a community of faith and belonging.
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National math associations agree: BYU's got some of the best math programs in the country

December 05, 2023
Accolades continue to pour in for BYU’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, as both the statistics and math departments have recently received national awards recognizing their programs as some of the best in the country.
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Molecular marvel: BYU study expands scientists’ knowledge of protein folding in cells

November 28, 2023
Thanks to new research from scientists at BYU and the University of Utah Health, researchers now have a more complete understanding of how chaperone molecules direct the protein folding process.
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AI-powered chat assistance elevates online conversation quality, BYU study finds

October 03, 2023
Researchers at BYU and Duke University say derisive online conversations don’t have to be the norm. A joint paper between the two universities found that artificial intelligence can be used to improve conversation quality and promote civil dialogue in online interactions.
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Sustainable science: BYU professors use special bacteria to turn waste into renewable energy

August 23, 2023
For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a team of BYU professors is revolutionizing the process, making it faster and more efficient than ever before by pretreating the waste with a special bacteria.
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Buzzworthy breakthrough: BYU students utilize AI to decipher the ‘language of the bees’

July 19, 2023
A team of BYU students is abuzz to decode the secret language of the hive. Armed with a hum-dinger of a research project and cutting-edge technology, these students are translating the bee waggle in real-time.
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Devotional: Things I believe

June 13, 2023
Gus Hart, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He shared six core beliefs he gained through his life experiences.
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Cougar Query: Gus Hart

June 13, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Brent Webb, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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Awards season 2023: BYU students honored with prestigious scholarships, first-place finishes

May 09, 2023
Rise and shout! Across various disciplines, BYU students are being recognized for their world-class accomplishments.
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International student using her education to help cultivate change

April 26, 2023
Michella Kopti's experiences at BYU have taught her self-reliance and set her on an academic path to accomplish her goals. She feels grateful for the professors and mentors who took her under their wings and opened doors of opportunity for her.
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BYU projects show how students are prepared to make an impact on the world

April 11, 2023
From developing creative ways to teach math to planting trees along the Provo River, recent scholastic and civic projects from BYU students prove that an education that integrates faith, emotion, and intellect produces leaders with devoted hearts and purposeful souls.
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