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How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

The Indian Ocean tsunami that rocked Indonesia on December 26, 2004, shook the ground beneath the locals’ feet for eight whole minutes. Thirteen years later, Dr. Ron Harris is still shaken. In the years before the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, Harris had been...
The Football Team Full of Ph.Ds

The Football Team Full of Ph.Ds

A decade ago, a grad student at the University of Texas told her roommate that she dreamed of teaching at BYU and starting an all-women’s faculty flag football team. Sarah Olson Brinton was recruiting before she even got the BYU job. Her roommate, Elizabeth Jeffery...
A Master, A Teacher, A Leader

A Master, A Teacher, A Leader

Teaching has always had a huge impact on BYU physics professor Duane Merrell—an impact that has both affected his life and guided his career and passion for teaching physics.

Training Computers, Helping Humans

Training Computers, Helping Humans

Three BYU faculty recently received Faculty Early Career Development (Career) Awards, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. Each awardee received a five-year grant to support both his research and accompanying educational outreach programs.