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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.

The Science That Enables Other Sciences

The Science That Enables Other Sciences

Lithography, computer chips, and electron microscopes all need particle accelerators. Accelerators are scientific tools that use beams of charged particles to investigate particle physics. But there is a need for accelerators to be cheaper and brighter, and BYU is exploring how.