Although campus may seem less crowded during the spring and summer semesters, our college is just as full as ever with opportunities. BYU’s schedule provides a substantial amount of time during these summer months for our students to pursue research and internships. Many students are able to take advantage of the research opportunities during these months and have valuable experiences where they will learn and discover much.
Within the college this summer, we have students involved in statistical research doing computational and mathematical analysis, others researching how to edit 3D photos, or tracking disease and drug use through Twitter. Other groups are working to develop microphone measurement systems to withstand the sound waves of NASA rockets, studying electrospray imaging using laser-induced fluorescence, and researching North America’s first tall-spined iguanodontid—just to name a few.
However, opportunities for research are not limited to just the students. Traveling anywhere from southern Utah to Africa, our faculty members take advantage of these summer months to do research and to write up that research for publication. We have faculty members researching productive use of student mathematical thinking, exploring for buried graves and archaeological features associated with the LDS Church historical sites, among many other endeavors.
As our readers, you are already well aware of the great education that CPMS offers, but we realize that there is always room for improvement. There are several areas where we are always interested in hearing your feedback. If you have any feedback
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We’d also like to hear from you about where your degree has taken you. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any news about your career or your family. We’ll be publishing some of the information we receive in the March 2014 issue of Frontiers. Speaking of Frontiers, we are still accepting submissions for the Memory Bytes section of Frontiers. You can email us with your anecdotes (of up to 200 words) about memorable experiences you may have had as a student.
You may also be interested to know that we have hired some great new faculty in the college this year. We look forward to introducing our exceptional new hires of 2013 to you in the near future. We are certain you will also enjoy getting acquainted with them through this newsletter.
Warm and safe June to all,
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