Brigham Young University (BYU) was founded by the Mormon Church in 1875. Today, BYU has a student body in excess of 34,000 students. BYU's School of Engineering, School of Technology, Genetics and Environmental research are top tier research facilities. The primary focus is undergraduate degrees, but BYU confers 68 Master's degrees and 25 Doctoral degrees and several professional degrees. BYU emphasizes multi-lingual capabilities and features an expansive foreign language departments. Notable alumni have accomplished great things in the private sector including the development of Adobe Photo Shop, the invention of the electronic television, projects in open source product development and more.
Wearing high heels can change the way you shop
New study finds physical experience of balance influences consumer choices.
Smart foam takes aim at concussions by measuring helmet impact
Concussions in college and professional football are under the microscope more than ever these days, but they don't seem to be slowing down in frequency.
People who lie while texting take longer to respond
Ever been trading a flurry of text messages when there's an awkward pause? Well, new research shows you probably should be suspicious.
CEOs who motivate with 'fightin' words' shoot themselves in the foot
Heading into the war room to fire up the troops? Declaring war on the competition to boost sales? Well, CEO, you might want to tamp down them's fightin' words—you could be shooting yourself in the foot.
Ecologist helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness
A BYU ecologist is playing a role in the effort to curb a deadly disease affecting developing nations across equatorial Africa.
Newly revealed Maya farming hotspots hold key to ancient culture
(Phys.org) —BYU researchers have dug up new evidence from an ancient Maya city that may help solve the mystery of just how many people lived in the civilization.
Minority entrepreneurs face discrimination when seeking loans
A disheartening new study from researchers at Utah State University, BYU and Rutgers University reveals that discrimination is still tainting the American Dream for minorities.
Even the best refs play favorites
(Phys.org) —Along with Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi, the world's best soccer referees are heading to Brazil for the World Cup.
Technology for editing 3-D photos developed
Taking pictures with 3D cameras may start catching on thanks to an innovation by Brigham Young University computer scientists and developers at Adobe.
Student-designed helmets are head and shoulders above others
Industrial design students like things that are both functional and beautiful.