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Like Pages in a Book: Utah’s Geologic History

June 25, 2041 02:03 PM
Utah used to have ocean front real estate. But that was 325 million years ago. One of the areas of research for Dr. Thomas Morris in the Department of Geological Sciences is developing paleographic maps, or “geological snapshots,” to understand how Utah’s geology has changed from then to now.
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Finding the MOST Teachable Moments

June 07, 2021 09:17 PM
Imagine yourself sitting in your high school math class. As your teacher is speaking, another student raises his hand to ask a question, and he and your teacher start having their own back-and-forth dialogue about an equation that has been written on the board. Lost in the commotion of what is now going on between the other student and the teacher, you start drifting off. As you drift off, you miss important information that may have answered some of your own questions.
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Student Highlights

June 07, 2021 09:13 PM
Students in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences are achieving great things every day. Here are some CPMS students who are working hard in their respective departments.
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Center for Bright Beams

June 07, 2021 09:02 PM
How do we collect information about the world around us? How do we organize it in a way that makes sense so we can improve society? Can we make improvements in science that will help other scientists in their work?
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In Memoriam: B. John Garrick, Pioneer in Development and Application of Risk Sciences

June 07, 2021 08:58 PM
The BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is saddened to announce the passing of alumnus and College Volunteer Leadership Council member, B. John Garrick. We are grateful for legacy and service. He will be missed.
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Student Research Conference Winners 2021

June 07, 2021 08:30 PM
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2021 Student Research Conference. This year’s session winners are listed below.
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Tyler Mansfield and Joshua Robinson Win Annual Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship

June 07, 2021 08:17 PM
The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences wishes to congratulate Tyler Mansfield and Josh Robinson for their distinctions as the winner and runner-up of the 2020 Phi Kappa Phi College Award.
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Digital Immortality

August 14, 2020 05:10 PM
From the elixir of life to the fountain of youth, people have been searching for a way into immortality since humans could think.
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How to Prepare for the STEM Fair

July 02, 2020 09:34 PM
The BYU STEM Fair is a career fair for fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Companies attend to speak one-on-one with BYU students. Held in the WSC Ballroom, the fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018. It is a great opportunity to network and find a potential job or internship.
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BYU researchers dig up ways to improve Utah Lake

June 18, 2020 10:34 AM
Utah Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States. Each summer, the body of water is used by thousands in the Utah Valley as a place of recreation to go boating and fishing.
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Student Research Conference Application

June 17, 2020 04:13 PM
The Student Research Conference will be held on February 29, 2020. Find all the information about the conference here. If you are ready to submit your abstract, apply to SRC here. The last day to apply is on February 7, 2020.
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5 Events You Won’t Want to Miss this Semester

June 17, 2020 03:51 PM
This semester, there are a lot of great opportunities for you to present research, network with potential employers, and learn from other students and professors. Here are four events you won’t want to miss.
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How to Apply for College and Department Scholarships

June 16, 2020 12:32 PM
It’s scholarship, grant, and FAFSA application season! Even though the university scholarship deadline has passed, you still have several options for earning scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Here are a number of scholarship opportunities specifically for students in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
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Brittany Knighton: A Star from the Lab to the Stage

June 11, 2020 12:30 PM
If you asked PhD chemistry candidate Brittany Knighton what exactly she does in the lab all day, she’d offer a frank response: “I use lasers to make things do stuff.”
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Student Research Conference 2020

June 11, 2020 12:09 PM
On February 29, 2020, CPMS will be hosting the annual BYU Student Research Conference (SRC). The SRC is a half-day affair treating attendees to cutting-edge ideas in math and science, exciting door prizes, and—to top it all off—a pizza feast fit to feed over 600 hungry student researchers and faculty.
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Quey Hebrew Lecture

June 11, 2020 12:06 PM
Do you have a fascination with asteroids? Ever wonder what happened to the dinosaurs? Dr. Tyler Lyson, an Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is giving this year’s BYU Quey Hebrew Lecture entitled “After the Asteroid: Colorado Rocks tell Earth’s Comeback Story.”
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3MT Competition Winners 2020

March 10, 2020 11:38 AM
Thank you to all who participated in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on February 21, 2020! Participating in the competition is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research in a way that enables other students to more easily understand the fascinating projects they are working on. Congratulations to this year’s winners who received cash awards for their hard work:
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From Brazil to California: One Animator’s Path to Pixar

March 04, 2020 11:45 AM
In Pixar Animation Studios’ 2017 blockbuster Coco, one of the characters sums up his path to musical stardom: “No one was going to hand me my future. It was up to me to reach for my dream, grab it tight, and make it come true.”
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How Statistics Can Help At-Risk Children

March 02, 2020 11:52 AM
By the time March rolls around, winter in Provo doesn’t exactly feel like the most wonderful time of the year. Aside from the hassle of bundling up and stepping over the ubiquitous soggy slush, the weather this month isn’t all bad. In fact, we all hope to soon see more sunlight, greener landscapes, and finally less illness.
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How are local dry lakes impacting air quality and human health?

December 16, 2019 12:49 PM
New study reveals that 90 percent of urban dust comes from dry lakebeds
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