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Women in Science

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May 01, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is designed to recognize the efforts of exceptional graduate students, allowing them to make further advances in their field of research. It is a competitive program whose past recipients include Nobel Prize winners. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend and a cost of education allowance, covering tuition and fees to the institution where the student will be conducting research.
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April 22, 2020
When Beka Greenall, a biological science education master’s student in the College of Life Sciences, received an email from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), she was thrilled to read she had been chosen.
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April 17, 2020
Melinda Morco-Sieng, a graduate student in Nutrition, Dietetics, & Food Science focuses on how international students adjust their diet when they come to study in the U.S. “If we can figure out what these students are struggling with,” she says, “then we can help them adjust to life here.”
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April 15, 2020
Working with Bountiful Children's Foundation to create and refine a curriculum that helps mothers better nurture their children is one of Public Health graduate student Lexi Sayer's educational highlights.
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April 14, 2020
In addition to making groundbreaking discoveries in embryonic development, Physiology & Developmental Biology graduate student Micah Ross works to build a better community for BYU graduate students.
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April 08, 2020
Plant & Wildlife Sciences PhD student Sara Sayedi wanted to use science to change public policy in her home country of Iran, but the political climate offered her limited options to enter the public policy arena. After learning about the available research opportunities at BYU, she saw a new possibility to influence environmental change.
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December 16, 2019
As a well-rounded intern with the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and present work clearly, Mandy Mathews is admired by her faculty and peers.
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October 21, 2019
"I really want to be the one who develops the cures rather than the one administering them." Michelle Nishiguchi (MMBIO)
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September 09, 2019
This past summer, students from the College of Life Sciences Department of Public Health worked to lower the maternal mortality rate in Ghana by developing a new app that connects pregnant women with their healthcare worker, tracks their pregnancy schedule, and provides information on prenatal and postnatal care.
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July 12, 2019
Dean James P. Porter announced the appointment of Susan Fullmer as the new associate dean with responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate students in the BYU College of Life Sciences effective July 8, 2019. Fullmer will replace Rosemary Thackeray, who was recently appointed by President Kevin J Worthen as the assistant to the president for planning and assessment.
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July 09, 2019
BYU senior Alyssa Brown has joined the ranks of the select few college students who have won a national championship in all four years of school. (Wrestler Cael Sanderson and players from the 1967-73 UCLA basketball teams come to mind.)
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July 08, 2019
As a young girl growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Moremi Hamblin saw her parents as prime examples of the difference an education can make in the quality of life.
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July 08, 2019
Name: Julianne Grose
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July 08, 2019
Replaces James D. Gordon III, who is retiring after 35 years of service to the university
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By Elizabeth Barton
June 06, 2019
At age 92, Marion Bennion Stevens’ memory is crystal clear and her wisdom is almost palpable. “I don’t deserve it,” she laughs. “I’m just someone who has survived long enough.”
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June 05, 2019
As one of fifteen recipients in the world, Dr. Fernanda Werneck was chosen for a prestigious International Rising Talent Grant from the L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science program.
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By Alexandra Palmer
June 05, 2019
In October 2018, Melissa Sevy received the prestigious BYU Alumni Achievement Award, and no one can deny that she deserves it. Take a look at the way she is using her skills to bless others.
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By Brendan Gwynn
June 03, 2019
Renowned biology professor Marta Adair recently retired from BYU after working in a variety of capacities on campus, beginning in 1992.
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