Highlights from BYU colleges

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College of Family Home and Social Sciences

  • TIME Magazine turned to history professor Rebecca de Schweinitz for her expertise on youth activism in American history for a recent article. The article references two of DeSchweinitz’s books: “If We Could Change the World: Young People” and “America’s Long Struggle for Racial Equality and Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present.”

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • Construction students and faculty were honored at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders Show in Orlando, Florida. Construction and facilities management professor Brian Capt received the Outstanding Educator Award, and the BYU Construction Management team won third place in the show category in the student competition.

Marriott School of Business

  • Marriott school alum Brent Anderson and his wife Michelle co-founded a family-based company called Coriaria. The company launched its first product this month: Everflect, an app that encourages discussion between partners.
Marriott School alum Brent Anderson and his wife Michelle are the creators of Everflect, an app promoting discussion between couples. (Marriott School of Business)

College of Life Sciences 

  • Senior Anne Thomas is BYU’s fifth ever Gates Scholar and will begin her doctoral program at Cambridge University this fall. The fellowship is an all-expenses paid experience funded by Bill and Melinda Gates.
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BYU senior Anne Thomas received the Gates Scholarship to earn her Ph.D. at Cambridge. (Savanna Richardson/BYU Photo)

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Eighteen graduate students participated in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences’ Three Minute Thesis competition this year. The competition challenges students to present a thesis that non-specialists can understand in less than three minutes to win cash prizes.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A group of students participate in the Three Minute Thesis competition to earn cash prizes. (College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  • Statistics professor Gilbert Fellingham conducted research to create a model that could predict how many home runs a major league baseball player will hit in a season. Fellingham’s passion for sports and statistics motivated the research.
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Statistics professor Gil Fellingham has created a model that could predict the number of homeruns hit by major league baseball players in a season. (Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • Law professors Gladriel Shobe and Clifton Fleming are among the top 20 most-downloaded tax law professors of all time. Shobe ranks no. 18 with 23,544 downloads of her scholarly articles, while Fleming ranks no. 7 with 86,935 downloads.
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SSRN ranked BYU Law professors Clifton Fleming (left) and Gladriel Shobe (right) among the top 20 most downloaded professors of all time. (Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

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