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BYU kicks off largest internal grant program

July 08, 2018
BYU faculty can earn up to $120,000 through the Interdisciplinary Research Origination Awards, two-year grants that are meant to help faculty conduct research across disciplines that will lead to additional funding from external sources.

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Want students more engaged in class? Let them sample tiny creatures living on them

April 10, 2018
A group of BYU professors has found that giving students access to their personal biological data has a profound impact on their learning experience.

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Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

February 13, 2018
Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise under stress also helps protect your memory.

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BYU-developed helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

September 20, 2017
Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and his mentors have developed a smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. The nano composite foam can help diagnose concussions.

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Professor Michael Scott becomes 3rd at BYU to earn 'Highly Cited' distinction

October 09, 2016
BYU professor Michael Scott is one of 54 American professors recently named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson Reuters.

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BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

October 04, 2016
BYU professor Kevin Franke was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the earthquake impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.

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Surviving earth’s extremes: BYU research in the mountains of Antarctica

September 13, 2016
BYU biologist Byron Adams has spent many bone-chilling months in Antarctica digging up creatures like tardigrades, nematodes and rotifers to find out how they survived the ice age. His latest work took him to the top of an Antarctic glacier.

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Faculty research speed-pitch results in major BYU collaborations

September 04, 2016
Interdisciplinary connections get made at the Faculty Research Networking Event, a 2 hour-blitz where three dozen faculty members across BYU speed pitch 3-minute summaries of their research to each other.

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Searching for Alien Comets: BYU Researchers Create Guidebook to Aid in First Discovery

June 30, 2016
Treasure needs a map, vehicles need a manual, and, as it turns out, interstellar discoveries need a guidebook.

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BYU researchers shrink device for detecting toxins in liquids, boost sensitivity

March 22, 2016
A team of BYU researchers have designed a portable version of a device used to identify chemicals in different liquids that can better aid doctors, police, and environmental studies. 

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BYU computer scientist earns distinction of being "Highly Cited"

October 14, 2015
Computer science professor Thomas Sederberg has been designated a "Highly Cited Researcher," earning a ranking among the top 1 percent most cited of all publishing scholars in his field.

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Professors' super waterproof surfaces cause water to bounce like a ball

May 20, 2014
Julie Crockett and Dan Maynes have spent decades studying super-hydrophobic surfaces. Some of this research has resulted in commercial products, but the professors are finding characteristics aimed at large-scale solutions for society.

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