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One PhD Candidate’s Path to BYU

One PhD Candidate’s Path to BYU

PhD candidate Ashari Kannangara came to BYU from Sri Lanka to study how to make chemotherapy more effective. “I have seen a lot of people go through the pain of cancer,” she said. One of those was her uncle, who battled bladder cancer for several years. She witnessed...
Do the Math!

Do the Math!

In Spring of 2018, students took their study of math equations from the orderly classrooms of BYU campus to a much larger classroom: South America.

Dr. Michael Dorff, chair of BYU’s Department of Mathematics, led the three-week study abroad tour through four South American countries: Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. The trip allowed sixteen STEM students to study math in a real-world, culturally diverse setting. Students toured various companies including Itaú Bank, Walmart, General Motors, and Laureate.

BYU Students Tackle Big Data

BYU Students Tackle Big Data

Computer science and statistics students sat huddled together, heads close together, animatedly debating which company they wanted to work for. BYU’s big-data capstone course partners students with real-world clients and provides them with hands-on work experience...