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Devotional: Tim McLain, Mechanical Engineering

University Devotionals and Forums - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:15

Jun 28 - 11:05 AM

Tim McLain, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Ira A. Fulton Engineering and Technology College at BYU, will give the Devotional address.

McLain’s remarks will be broadcast live on BYUtv, BYUtv.org (and archived for on-demand streaming), KBYU-TV 11, Classical 89 FM, BYU Radio, and will be archived on speeches.byu.edu.

Tim McLain has been a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at BYU since 1995.

For the past 17 years, he has been involved in the guidance and control of unmanned aircraft. Currently, he is the director of the NSF-sponsored Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which in partnership with the University of Colorado and Virginia Tech, performs industry-sponsored research related to unmanned aircraft systems.

While completing his Ph.D. work at Stanford University, McLain worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute on the control of underwater robotic vehicles. After completing his master of science degree at BYU, he worked for two years with Sarcos, Inc., in Salt Lake City, on the design, modeling and control of fluid-power systems for robotics applications.

During the summers of 1999 and 2000, McLain was a visiting scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory where he initiated research in the cooperative control of unmanned aircraft systems.

Forum: Keoni Kauwe, Biology

University Devotionals and Forums - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:15

Jul 19 - 11:05 AM

Keoni Kauwe, an associate professor of Biology in the BYU College of Life Sciences, will give the Forum address.

Kauwe’s remarks will be broadcast live on BYUtv, BYUtv.org (and archived for on-demand streaming), KBYU-TV 11, Classical 89 FM, BYU Radio, and will be archived on speeches.byu.edu.

Keoni Kauwe is an associate professor of Biology in the BYU College of Life Sciences and coordinator of the Bioinformatics program at BYU. He specializes in processing and analysis of genetic data and has published over 80-peer reviewed papers.

His research leverages novel phenotypes and approaches to characterize the genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s disease. Kauwe's research in the lab also includes comparative genomics to address evolutionary questions in several species of fish and reptiles. Kauwe currently serves as the scientific lead for the SAGE AD Challenge and as a senior editor for Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

Kauwe is the recipient of several awards, including the Poletsky Award, the New Vision Award and the McMillian Award for his work in Alzheimer’s disease.

Education Week Devotional: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

University Devotionals and Forums - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:15

Aug 16 - 11:05 AM

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will give the Education Week Devotional address.

Elder Holland’s remarks will be broadcast live on BYUtv, BYUtv.org (and archived for on-demand streaming), KBYU-TV 11, Classical 89 FM, BYU Radio, and will be archived on speeches.byu.edu.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994. At the time of this call, Elder Holland was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, to which he had been called on April 1, 1989.

From 1980 until his call as a General Authority in 1989, Elder Holland served as the ninth president of BYU. He is a former Church commissioner of education and dean of the College of Religious Education at BYU.

A student leader and varsity athlete at Dixie High School and Dixie College in his native St. George, Utah, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English and religious education, respectively, from Brigham Young University. He obtained master and doctor of philosophy degrees in American Studies from Yale University.

Elder Holland was active in professional educational activity prior to his call to full-time Church service. He served as president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAPICU), on the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Presidents Commission. For his work in improving understanding between Christians and Jews, he was awarded the "Torch of Liberty" award by the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith. He has served on the governing boards of a number of civic and business related corporations and has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of eight books, one of which he co-authored with his wife, Patricia.

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