Highlights from BYU colleges

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College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Students are required to write several papers throughout their time at college, which can be time-consuming and difficult. The FHSS Writing Lab can help. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Psychology professor Dr. J. Dee Higley and several of his students conducted a study on the effectiveness of attending the FHSS Writing Lab in writing an exceptional paper. According to the results of the randomized study, students who attended the writing lab for help rather than the MOA for inspiration received a higher average score.


Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Grant Schultz, BYU professor of civil and environmental engineering, is looking to eliminate left-turns for the safety of those on the road. (Gabe Mayberry/BYU Photo)

Left turns on busy roads are dangerous and can be hazardous. BYU traffic engineers Grant Schultz and Mitsuru Sato, along with a BYU statistics professor and grad student, conducted research to prove that the elimination of left-turns can significantly reduce severity of motor accidents. Their research was published in the Transportation Research Record of the National Academy of Sciences.


Marriott School of Business

The BYU Marriott School, comprised of four graduate and ten undergraduate programs, continues to prepare students for success and leadership positions. (Photo courtesy of BYU Photo)

The BYU Marriott EMBA program was ranked No. 25 in the world and No. 16 in the country. The Economist also ranked BYU Marriott EMBA No. 1 in percentage of students who have been promoted or grown their company since graduation, as well as other sub-rankings. View the complete rankings here.  


College of Fine Arts and Communications

A team of BYU students combined their illustration, animation, computer science, theatre and media arts and music talents to create a winning video game, “Beat Boxers.” (Photo courtesy of Seth Holladay)

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 (E3) in Los Angeles, CA, the most innovative of the entertainment industry meet together to showcase their latest creations. On June 14th, 15 BYU students won E3’s College Game Competition for their video game entry, “Beat Boxers.” The game draws inspiration from Mortal Kombat and Guitar Hero, resulting in this classical-rock mashup.             

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