College of Family, Home and Social Sciences
- Professor Scott Steffensen worked with a lab in South Korea to conduct research on acupuncture’s impact on neurobiology. The research showed that acupuncture could benefit those recovering from addiction.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- A team of BYU students placed first in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition. The students created a custom-built vehicle called the BYU SMV that records 1,985.4 miles per gallon.
Marriott School of Business
- Finance professor Todd Mitton received the Outstanding Faculty Award during the Marriott School’s annual year-end awards luncheon. Other faculty members were also honored for their outstanding teaching, research and service.
David O. McKay School of Education
- A BYU student, a faculty member and an alumna each received honors in Utah Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference. Kurt Cottle received the Jeanette Misaka SCEC Student of the Year Award, professor Heidi Nelson received the Hilda B. Jones Special Educator of the Year Award, and alumna Leah Voorhies was recognized as the Stevan J. Kukic Special Education Administrator of the Year.
- Children’s literature professor Terrell Young has dedicated his career to books. Young has been an officer with the United States Board on Books for Young People since 2013 and will serve on the Newbery Award Committee.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- Music performance student Kaden Larson was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when he was 2 years old. Larson was told to do any activities that would keep his hands active, including piano. By the age of eight, his arthritis was in remission.
- Directing major Howie Burbidge was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma in January 2017. For his senior capstone project, Burbidge created a film expressing the idea that trials are still overcome even for those who die while enduring their trials. His film titled “Gather” will premiere in September 2018.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- Ph.D. student Zann Anderson received a grant of $13,125 to research how computers influence hiking. The research project will focus on hikers’ use of social media as well as how apps can improve the hiking experience. The project is estimated to be completed in October 2019.
College of Nursing
- Nursing graduate student Barrett Raymond and associate professor Katreena Merrill conducted research finding some e-cigarettes contain 20 times as much nicotine than advertised. They tested the solutions of the seven largest manufacturers of e-cigarettes and compared the nicotine levels to those advertised.
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