Students in Utah Valley more likely to avoid mask-wearing for convenience, not politics

January 5, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Students at UVU and BYU are more likely than the national college population to ignore coronavirus precautions because the guidelines are inconvenient, according to a new Brigham Young University study. The study compared survey answers from college students nationwide to answers from students in introductory biology classes at UVU and BYU. The surveys showed that […]

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College of Science explores options for access to supercomputers

December 6, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes When exercise science student Josh Zushi swabbed dogs’ mouths to collect DNA from the bacteria living in their saliva, the data was so complex that analyzing it nearly destroyed his laptop. The College of Science’s High-Performance Computing Committee is looking at options to improve access to supercomputing so researchers like Zushi can more easily process […]

Sustainability Week: New podcast, student art contest highlight environmental causes

October 19, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes During Sustainability Week, Oct. 19-23, students can call attention to green initiatives by planting trees, making upcycled art, listening to a new environmental ethics podcast and attending virtual events. The Sustainability Office, which works toward carbon neutrality and waste reduction on campus, sponsors this annual event. One of this year’s goals is to show that […]

UVU researchers using $300k grant to find clues about cancer

October 12, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes A UVU genetics lab has expanded research on pigeon feathers that may contribute to knowledge about human skin cancer, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The three-year grant of about $300,000 was awarded in August 2019 by the NIH, a government agency that funds biomedical research. The money pays for supplies […]