Researchers in BYU’s Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering have found that small dams and other low-lying drop-offs have accounted for more than 440 deaths in the US since the 1950s. With their new low-head dam database, Prof. Rollin Hotchkiss and his team hope to raise public awareness and to educate decision makers to move dam-safety remediation efforts forward. Read more.
BYU industrial design researchers have sniffed out an unspoken rule among women when it comes to fragrances: Women don’t buy perfume for other women, and they certainly don’t share them. According to the study, published in the journal Food Quality and Preference, women who do buy or share fragrances with other women choose fragrances they don’t like themselves—or no longer value.
BYU Chip Camp unites 7th and 8th grade budding mathematicians, scientists and engineers to discover the possibilities in STEM education. And after only one year on BYU’s campus, it’s doubled in size. The camp sponsors, Micron Foundation and IMFlash Technologies, in partnership with BYU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are dedicated to developing an effective program that promotes STEM education.