A new BYU study shows that contrary to many assumptions, military service has historically predicted greater civic participation — involvement in formal, purposeful social organizations — later in life.
Jacob Mabey authored two research papers as an undergraduate at BYU and coauthored two more before graduating this year. Now he is using his research experience as a first-year student at the Yale School of Medicine. He follows the path of many BYU grads who go on to earn PhDs, something for which BYU ranks No. 5 in the country.
The cloth masks many are sporting these days offer some protection against COVID-19. However, they typically provide much less than the professional N95 masks used by healthcare workers. That may soon change. Recently, students from BYU’s College of Engineering teamed up with Nanos Foundation to develop a nanofiber membrane that can be sandwiched between the cloth pieces in a homemade mask, increasing efficacy up to 99%.