Over the years, we have made a concerted effort to promote mentored undergraduate research in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. With the help of generous donors and funds provided by the university, we have been able to pair students with a faculty mentor on projects that allow them to work one-on-one to conduct important scientific and mathematical research and gain a wealth of first-hand experience.
These research experiences provide our undergraduate students with a unique opportunity not found at many other universities and, ultimately, with a more comprehensive scientific education. As a result our graduates are better prepared to excel immediately in whatever path they choose—whether it be in graduate school, industry or elsewhere.
This mentoring program is made possible in part by the unwavering support of our alumni, donors and friends. Through their 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.
If you would like to see the outcome of this mentoring, I invite you to attend our 27th annual Student Research Conference on March 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Jesse Knight Building at BYU.
In just one day, over 360 students (about 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 year, we are fortunate to have Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Moxtex, and Adobe sponsoring the conference.
This is a wonderful chance for us to showcase the great work being performed here at BYU, and it also represents a terrific opportunity for the students to gain valuable experience presenting and explaining their research to an audience, further preparing them for their future endeavors.
We hope you enjoy the articles contained in this month's eNewsletter, and we hope you'll join us on the 9th for this tremendous educational conference. Thank you for your continuing support of the BYU community and the advancement of science and mathematics.
Student Research Conference
Leaving a Legacy
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
Leading in Undergraduate Research
Giving to the College
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