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Student Highlights

Student Highlights

Students in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences are achieving great things every day. Here are some CPMS students who are working hard in their respective departments. Gabriel Valdivia-Berroeta I Chemistry and Biochemistry Gabriel Valdivia-Berroeta just...
First Female STEM Major Elected as BYUSA President 

First Female STEM Major Elected as BYUSA President 

A pandemic, cancelled plans, and disappointments are not halting Spring Buford’s momentum. Buford was recently elected the president of Brigham Young University Student Association (BYUSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Buford is one of the first STEM majors to be...
How to Prepare for the STEM Fair

How to Prepare for the STEM Fair

The STEM Fair is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start preparing. You may have seen flyers around campus, colorful announcements on the big screens in hallways, and emails about its prep activities. You may already know that it will take...
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.