BYU Geology Students Win International Geophysics Competition

Geology graduate students Scott Meek and Trevor Tuttle beat out 16 teams from 16 different countries to place first in the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG) International Student Challenge Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on October 17.

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Physics & Astronomy

Evolving Stars, Evolving Methods
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New BYU Math Professor Pays It Forward to His Students
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Mathematics Education

From a Love of Math to a Love of Teaching Math
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Thursday, February 9
WSC Ballroom & Garden Court

Research Development Seminar
"How to Secure NSF Funding"
Thursday, February 9
12-2pm, 270 McDonald Building
Lunch provided
Sign-up here

2017 SRC Abstract Deadline
Friday, February 10

CPMS Teaching Workshop
“Great Jobs, Great Lives”
Tuesday, February 14
12pm-1pm, 3220 WSC
RSVP by 5pm, February 10th at:
CPMS 3MT Competition
Friday, February 24
HC 3rd Floor Assembly Hall

R&S files DUE to College
Tuesday, February 28

2017 Student Research Conference
Saturday, March 4
Conference: JKB
Luncheon: 3220-3224 WSC

University 3MT Competition
Thursday, March 9, 11am
WSC Varsity Theatre

Teaching Moment

Dr. Joshua Price understands the importance of helping his students find personal meaning and application in their class studies:

"This semester, I’ve tried to focus less on exhaustive coverage of the material and have instead tried to connect what we’re learning about chemistry to students’ experiences in the world around them.  I’ve had to be more flexible with the syllabus, spending more time on topics that are especially interesting to students and more connected to their daily lives (e.g. polymers and plastics; the chemistry of biomacromolecules and metabolic pathways) and less time on “niche” topics that are best appreciated by chemistry majors or graduate students.  Students seem appreciative of this approach, which involves me worrying more about them and their experience and less about whether or not I think I did a good job."


Chemistry and Biochemistry

E.D. Lephart, M.J. Acerson, M.B. Andrus, . "Synthesis and skin gene analysis of 4'-acetoxy-resveratrol (4AR), therapeutic potential for dermal applications." Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2016), Vol. 26, pg. 3258-3262.

X. Zhao, X. Xie, S. Sharma, L.T. Tolley, A. Plistil, H.E. Barnett, M.P. Brisbin, A.C. Swensen, J.C. Price, P.B. Farnsworth, H.D. Tolley, S.D. Stearns, M.L. Lee. "Compact Ultrahigh-Pressure Nanoflow Capillary Liquid Chromatograph." American Chemical Society, pg. 807-812. (2017)

B.C. Naylor, M.T. Porter, E. Wilson, A. Herring, S. Lofthouse, A. Hannemann, S.R. Piccolo, R.A. Piccolo,  
A. L. Rockwood, J.C. Price. "DeuteRater: a Tool for Quantifying Peptide Isotope Precision and Kinetic Proteomics." Bioinformatics (2017) 

A.D. Mathis, B.C. Naylor, R.H. Carsen, E. Evans, J. Harwell, J. Knecht, E. Hexem, F.F. Peelor, B.F. Miller, K.L. Hamilton, M.K. Transtrum, B.T. Bikman, J.C. Price. "Mechanisms of in vivo ribosome maintenance respond to nutrient signals." Mol. Cell. Prot. (2017)

A.C. Swensen, J. Finnell, C.M. Orozco, A.J. Gross, J.T. Prince, R.K. Watt, J.C. Price. "Whole Blood and Urine Bioactive Hepcidin-25 Determination using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry." Analytical Biochem, (2017), pg. 23-30. 

Computer Science

S. Sabau, C. Oara, S.C. Warnick, A. Jadbabaie. "Optimal Distributed Control for Platooning via Sparse Coprime Factorizations." Transactions on Automatic Control. (2017)


S.P. Humphries, L. Nguyen. "Weak Cayley Table groups III: PSL(2,q)." Communications in Algebra, 45(7), 3110--3136. (2017) 

D. Edidin, T.J. Jarvis, T. Kimura. "Chern Classes and Compatible Power Operation in Inertial K-Theory." Annals of K-Theory. (2017)


Math Education

S.R. Jones. "An exploratory study on student understandings of derivatives in real-world, non-kinematics contexts." The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Vol. 45, pg. 95-110. (2017)

L.R. Van Zoest, S.L. Stockero, K.R. Leatham, B.E. Peterson, N.A. Atanga, M.A. Ochieng. "Attributes of instances of student mathematical thinking that are worth building on in whole-class discussion." Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 19(1), 33-54. (2017)

Physics and Astronomy

D.B. Liarte, S. Posen, M.K. Transtrum, G. Catelani, M. Liepe, J.P. Sethna. "Theoretical estimates of maximum fields in superconducting resonant radio frequency cavities: stability theory, disorder, and laminates." Superconductor Science and Technology, 30(3), 033002. (2017)

B.T. Thornock, T.W. Leishman, B.E. Anderson, J.J. Esplin. "Effects of simultaneous sound arrivals on direction-of-arrival estimates of the polar energy time curve."  Applied Acoustics, Vol. 117, pg. 167-172. (2017)

S.M.Young, B.E. Anderson, R.C. Davis, R.R. Vanfleet, N.B. Morrill. "Sound transmission measurements through porous screen." Proceedings on Meetings of Acoustics, Vol. 26, pg. 045003. (2017)

G.L. Hart, L.J. Nelson, R.R. Vanfleet, B.J. Campbell, M. Sluiter, J.H. Neethling, E.J. Oliver, S. Allies, C.I. Lang, B. Meredig, C. Wolverton. "Revisiting the revised Ag-Pt phase diagram." Acta Materialia, Vol. 124, pg. 325-332. (2017)

J.S. Embley, J.S. Colton, K.G. Miller, M. Morris, M.A. Meehan, S.L. Crossen, B.D. Weaver, E.R. Glaser, S.G. Carter. "Electron spin coherence of silicon vacancies in proton-irradiated 4H-SiC." Physical Review B, Vol. 95, pg. 045206. (2017)

M. M. Fausnaugh, K. D. Denney, A. J. Barth, M. C. Bentz, M. C. Bottorff, M. T. Carini, K. V. Croxall, G. De Rosa, M. R. Goad, Keith Horne, M.D. Joner, et al. "SPACE TELESCOPE AND OPTICAL REVERBERATION MAPPING PROJECT VI: REVERBERATING DISK MODELS FOR NGC 5548." Astrophysical Journal, pg. 21. (2017)


L.K. Jefferies, J. Loucks, M.L. Dunn, F.M. Steele, D.L. Eggett. "Effect of Monetary Reward and Food Type on Accuracy and Assessment Time of Untrained Sensory Panelists in Triangle Tests." Food Quality and Preference, Vol. 56, pg. 119-125. (2017)

X. Zhao, S. Sharma, X. Xie, L.T. Tolley, A. Plistil, H.E. Barnett, M.P. Brisbin, A.C. Swensen, J.C. Price, P.B. Farnsworth, H.D. Tolley, S.D., Stearns, M.L., Lee. "Compact Ultrahigh-Pressure Nanoflow Capillary Liquid Chromatograph." American Chemical Society, pg. 807-812. (2017)
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