By looking at the types of diatoms and their location in the core, Nelson and his colleagues mapped out the fluctuations of the climate in the Western U.S. He has also determined the age of the primary landslide he was initially focused on.

## The Teacher’s Craft: How Japan Fosters Great Teaching Methods

Corey believes the secret to improving students’ mathematical performance lies not only in a student’s work ethic, but also in the teacher’s craft. Because Japanese teachers had such a great reputation for quality teaching, he decided to focus his research on them.

## Movie Magic: Oscar Nominee Seeks to Pay it Forward

Oscar nominee Jason Smith says his BYU education set the course that has led to his achievements in the movie industry. His character work on the Hulk in the blockbuster hit The Avengers earned him a Visual Effects Award nomination.

## Prom and Pumping Iron Makes Biochemical Research Look Like High School

Watt researches how the body regulates the small amounts of iron needed to catalyze chemical reactions on the cellular level. Watt’s work adds to a global body of research arguing that these proteins are a by-product of the high iron levels caused by certain diseases. Similar metal accumulation in protein plaques have been found in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

## What the Boy Scouts Don’t Understand About Knots

“One of the things that I am trying to do is to see if I can use methods from machine learning and artificial intelligence to teach a computer to recognize certain properties and to solve certain problems.”

## BYU Math Students go Abroad to Learn about Jobs

The Applied Math Study Abroad group saw the fjords in Norway and was in Oslo for Norway’s Constitution Day celebrations. Mathematics student Austin Hannemann said he wanted the international experience so he could see job options available to math majors and see what an oversea job would look like. Turns out that jobs for math majors are multiplying.

## This Alum Wants to Turn Your House into a Robot

“I’m looking forward to having everybody—first starting with North America—have a smart home and make them feel this is such a wonderful experience that they cannot live without it.”

## Research by Two BYU Math Ed Faculty Featured in NCTM’S Latest Book

Tasking students to solve challenging problems can produce a sense of accomplishment, knowledge and understanding, high achievement, improved achievement, mastery, and long-term retention.

## Dr. Teuscher Kicks Off Research Funded by The National Science Foundation

Dr. Teuscher kicks off her research by observing teaching practices in eighth grade math classrooms.

## Research by Dr. Steven Jones Published in Journal of Mathematical Behavior

Assistant Professor Steven Jones researches students’ usage of mathematical concepts in a variety of science or engineering fields.