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College of Family, Home and Social Sciences

More than 82,000 soldiers are still missing from war conflicts. Students and faculty at the BYU Center for family history and genealogy have answered the Army’s call for help in finding and returning the remains of missing soldiers to living relatives. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

The Ember Lantern is a portable outdoor lighting product co-created by BYU students. (BYU Photo)
  • A team of BYU students paired up with students from two European universities to create an outdoor lighting product. The result was “Ember,” a portable lantern which provides long-lasting light with adjustable colors and light intensity. This task was initially encouraged by Black Diamond, a Utah-based retailer who reached out to BYU for help in creating a product appealing to outdoor enthusiasts.

David O. McKay School of Education

Ardeth Kapp, former Young Women general president, spoke to educators about the impact education has on future generations. (Lorenzo Hubbert)
  • Educators attended the annual LDS Educators Association Conference held in the BYU Hinckley Center. Attendees participated in breakout sessions and were uplifted by keynote speakers, all focusing on the theme, “Feed the Shepherds, lead the Sheep.”

College of Life Sciences

BYU students spent two weeks in Samoa testing children for rheumatic heart disease and educating them on how to prevent it. (Nate Edwards/BYU)
  • BYU students, faculty and staff traveled to Samoa to help test children for rheumatic heart disease. During the trip, they worked in 24 schools, screening a total of 6,288 children. Throughout this fulfilling opportunity, BYU students experienced education and service intertwined. 

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