Highlights from BYU Colleges


Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology 

  • Civil and environmental engineering professor Michael Scott was named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for the second year in a row. Scott has earned this honor twice in his five years as a professor.
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    Michael Scott is a two-time recipient of the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher recognition. (BYU Photo)

    Marriott School of Business

    • A team of students  created a system that opens wheelchair accessible doors with an app. Their project won the Miller Competition Series Business Model Competition on Feb. 1. The team won $5,500 in prize money.
    The Piero team wins first place and crowd favorite award. (Marriott School of Business)
    • Forty-two finance students dedicate their Friday afternoons to a new elective course, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Finance professor Taylor Nadauld and Marriott School alum Bob Winder teach the course, focusing on student involvement with lectures, exercises and analyses.
    Private Equity and Venture Capital is a new elective course taught by finance professor Taylor Nadauld and Marriott School alum Bob Winder. (Marriott School of Business)

    College of Life Sciences

    • Physiology and developmental biology professor Jeff Edwards found running can counteract the negative effects of chronic stress on the brain in recent research.
    Physiology and developmental biology professor Jeff Edwards researches the effects of exercise on the brain. (BYU Photo)

    Religious Education 

    • The 2018 Church History Symposium will cover the economic side of Mormon History between 1830 and 1930. The symposium will be held on March 1 and 2.

    J. Reuben Clark Law School

    • The Law School will host the largest legal hackathon in history Feb. 22 through Feb. 24. The Global Legal Hackathon is intended to promote innovation in the legal space.

    School of Family Life

    • University of Montana history professor Dan Flores will give the 2018 William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters Lecture on Feb. 22. Flores will speak on coyotes’ natural and supernatural history in America.
    University of Montana history professor Dan Flores will speak about the coyote’s history in America on Feb. 22. (Dan Flores)
    • Marriage and family studies professor Jason Carroll surveyed more than 1,000 married individuals about materialism and marriage. The research found high levels of materialism are associated with a decreased sense of importance regarding marriage.
    Professor of marriage and family studies Jason Carroll surveys married individuals to understand their levels of materialism in association with their marriages. (BYU Photo)

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