Over the past decade, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences has made a concerted effort to promote mentored undergraduate research. With the help of many generous donors, we are able to fund research projects that pair students with a faculty mentor, allowing them to work one-on-one to conduct important scientific and mathematical research and gain a wealth of invaluable first-hand experience.
These unique opportunities provide our undergraduates a fuller, more comprehensive scientific education at BYU because of these extensive research experiences. As a result, we find our students are more prepared to move on to graduate school or take a job in industry and excel immediately, due to the hands-on knowledge they have gained during their time here.
None of these great things would be as effective without the gracious support of the BYU community – our alumni, donors and friends of the college. Through their selfless sacrifice, we are able to provide a first-class education to countless students from around the world – a shining group of individuals who will one day touch every part of the globe through their influence.
As a thank you to our friends and an additional educational opportunity for our dedicated students, the college invites each of you to attend our annual Spring Research Conference on March 20th. In just one day, 350 students (more than half of them undergraduates) will present the findings of their original research from the past year to an audience comprised of faculty, staff, family, friends, and community members.
This is not only a wonderful chance for us to showcase the great work being performed here at BYU, but it also represents a terrific opportunity for the students to gain valuable experience presenting and explaining their research to an outside audience, ultimately preparing them for their future endeavors.
We hope you enjoy the many articles contained in this month’s edition of our eNewsletter, and we wholeheartedly invite you to join us for the 24th edition of this tremendous educational conference. Thank you for your continuing support of and inestimable generosity toward the BYU community and the advancement of science and mathematics.
Student publishes better DNA sequencing method in scientific journal
BYU paleontologists discover new dinosaur species at Dinosaur National Monument
Professor receives NSF grant to fund interdisciplinary research
Professors develop new methods to improve student-teaching experience
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
BYU researchers measure electronic and magnetic fields with precision
Professor develops statistical models to improve climate predictions
Giving to the College