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DEPT. NEWS

Welcome to our latest edition of the eNewsletter. We are only four weeks into the school year, but we already see the beginnings of an exciting and eventful semester.

With each new semester comes an ever-growing number of students participating in our invi-gorating programs, courses, and clubs. This fall has brought us the largest group of majors that we have had in the college, and we hope that our new incoming students are adjusting well and feeling at home. They are already working hard and cultivating their interests in the physical and mathematical sciences. We also extend a warm welcome to all of our returning students.

We are grateful to continue working with our talented faculty and staff this semester. Their accomplishments, recently highlighted at BYU’s Annual University Conference in August, are highly commendable. Our personal congratula-tions go to all of our faculty members who received awards for their outstanding achieve-ments.

 

Several of our departments have received new additions to their faculty this fall. We are con-fident that the new faculty will uphold the high faculty standards that we hold here at CPMS. We already enjoy working with them.

Another exciting change this semester is with the College website. It has recently undergone a significant overhaul, improving the design and making it more user-friendly. We invite you to visit the new website at cpms.byu.edu.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

COLLEGE
President Worthen Honors CPMS
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
BYU Professor Engaged in

Groundbreaking Research

Predicting Disease with the Prick

of a Needle

GEOLOGY
BYU Alumnus uses Geology

to Detect Hazards

Granting Wishes in the Land

Before Time

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
At the Core of Common Core

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
BYU Alumnus Improves Radar

Systems

STATISTICS
Setting the Odds for Those with MS
COLLEGE LINKS
CPMS Homepage
Giving to the College
CPMS on Facebook
CPMS on Twitter
LinkedIn
CPMStv


Olsen loves helping other businesses become more efficient.

The Business of Binary

For BYU alumnus Dan Olsen III, computer science isn’t just a passion — it’s a family tradition.

“My father was a [computer science] professor at BYU so I just grew up with it,” Olsen said. “As I got into computers, I enjoyed being able to build things and see them work. I kept going down that path and I’m still doing it today.”

Olsen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from BYU in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Recently, he started his own business.

“Right now I . . . contract my time out to people, but at the same time I’m building an online product,” Olsen said. “I work anywhere from requirements-gathering to actual programming, and project and team management. Just about anything.”

 

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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY | COMPUTER SCIENCE | GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS | MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY | STATISTICS

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