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Family, Home, and Social Sciences Stories

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Telling the Family, Home, and Social Sciences Story

Eight students’ experiences in the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences are highlighted.

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BYU Students Uncover 1,000-year-old Artifacts in Mexico

At an excavation site in northern Mexico, BYU archaeology students and professors recently discovered artifacts that have been buried for 1,000 years, including pottery sherds, hammer stones, maize kernels and — intriguing at a location 250 miles inland — a shell bead from the Pacific Ocean.

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Voter Registration Award Comes to BYU

The Campus Cup is a statewide competition in Utah to see which college or university can register the greatest percentage of student voters.

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Alum’s Research “Uplifts” Families of Children with Autism

When Jamie Easler was a BYU graduate student six years ago, she realized she wanted to better understand youth on the autism spectrum and, by extension, their families. 

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A Hand Up, Not a Handout

To aid the struggling poor, Josie Zenger is working with a New York organization that helps disadvantaged students prepare for and get to college—particularly BYU. 

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Giving is Helping the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences

Your donations to the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences help make a difference for students like Abena, Rachel, Alyssa, and Luca.

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Shaping Public Opinion

For political science student Kesley Powell, many of the most important experiences of her BYU career weren’t in a classroom.

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Measuring Impact

Generous donor support made Gregory Hutchins internship possible, where he learned there are sustainable ways to approach the world’s difficult issues.

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Learning by Receiving and Giving

With her mother gone, Niederhauser, who is the youngest of five children, felt added pressure to cover her college education expenses herself.

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BYU Working to Uncover How Media Affects Families

Project aims to understand the long-term effects of media on children.

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Study abroad experiences are making an impact in students' educational experience, but the cost is still a significant and sometimes prohibitive amount. Scholarships help bridge the gap for many students.

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Heeding the Call Leads to Internship in China

Thanks to a scholarship, and research funding, BYU student Matthew Tyler became the first American to complete a genealogy internship in China.

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A Love of Service

After discovering a love of helping others on a mission to his homeland, William Pham pursued a career in service.

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Studying the Effects of Texting on Tanzanian Politics

A team of BYU students went to Tanzania with professor Daniel Nielson to examine the effects of cell phone use on the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.

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Politics, Women, and Cell Phones: Student Research in Tanzania

Learn about student research to improve the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.

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Treadmill takes Mentored Student to Grad School

Kaylie Carbine is grateful for the professors with whom she worked and for the mentored learning she received as an undergraduate student. “The mentoring I have received has helped me launch innovative research ideas and design projects and carry them through publication ...."