Sign Up to Judge at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Calling all SMU Science faculty, staff and graduate students!  Do you remember competing in Science Fair when you were at school?  Now is your chance to sign up to judge at the 2018 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Fair Park in Dallas.  SMU is organizing this event for middle and high school students in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties.  The eligibility requirements for judging are a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in the category you judge. Family members, teachers and mentors of participating students are not eligible to judge. Sign up to judge at www.drsef.org.  Questions? Email DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.

SMU study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops

EurekaAlert Originally Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 High rates of injection and large volumes can perturb critically stressed faults, triggering earthquakes years after wastewater wells are shut in IMAGE: STUDY AREA FOR THE DFW AIRPORT EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE. YELLOW TRIANGLES ARE THE 2008-2009 SMU OPERATED STATIONS. BLUE ASTERISKS ARE THE EARTHQUAKES REPORTED BY THE 2013-2016 SMU EARTHQUAKE CATALOG, INDICATING CONTINUED... view more  CREDIT: SMU Efforts to stop human-caused earthquakes by shutting down wastewater injection wells that serve adjacent oil and gas fields may oversimplify the challenge, according to a new study from seismologists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The seismologists analyzed a sequence of earthquakes at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and found that even though wastewater injection was halted after a year, the earthquakes continued. The sequence [...]

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Event: Today! Feb 14, Major and Minor Fair 10am-3pm

The Link Between Earthquakes and Human Activity

Fox 4 Originally Posted: February 5, 2018 SMU Associate Professor of Geophysics Heather DeShon and Senior Research Scientist Cliff Frohlich of the Institute for Geophysics talk about the link between earthquakes and human activities. Earthquakes triggered by human activity have been happening in Texas since at least 1925, and they have been widespread throughout the state ever since, according to a new historical review of the evidence published online May 18, 2016, in Seismological Research Letters. WATCH https://youtu.be/sgHXGBG2I3A  

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Please Respond with Your 2017 Published Books for Dedman College/DCII Book Fest

The 3rd annual Dedman College/DCII Book Fest, a celebration of all the books published by SMU faculty members in 2017, will be held on May 8. An invitation with an RSVP will be sent at a later date. If you are an author of a book published in 2017, please send the title and the publisher to efielding@smu.edu. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Godbey

A Message from Dean DiPiero

Join Dedman's “I ❤️ SMU” Challenge with a gift of any size today. Your donation will fuel important initiatives this spring and help SMU reach its goal of 1,000 alumni donors by February 13. The SMU Fund for Dedman College is important because it provides a strong foundation for discovery, research and achievement. Please watch the video below to learn about our priorities, and how your gifts make a real impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw--9_cNJk0&feature=youtu.be Your gift to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences enables us to continue important research and provide scholarships and fellowships to students. In essence, your support helps Dedman College shape world changers every day. Please make your gift to Dedman today.  

Annual conference highlights developments in oil & gas industry for geothermal sector

ThinkGeoenergy Originally Posted: January 22, 2018 Earlier this month, Southern Methodist University (SMU) hosted its 9th annual international “Power Plays” conference from January 10th-11th in Dallas, Texas. The conference was centered on recent advances in the oil and gas industry and how these promote further production of geothermal energy through the capture of waste heat and fluid, among other methods. It was planned and executed on behalf of SMU’s renowned Geothermal Lab, headed by Dr. Maria Richards. The conference opened with an evening reception and poster session on Wednesday, January 10th from 6-8pm. Posters focused on a myriad of topics from water-hammer drilling techniques, to new geothermal resource exploration in Indonesia, to supercritical extraction of lithium from geothermal waters. Thursday, January 11th, was filled with nearly [...]

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Hilltop Excellence Awards – Nominations Now Open!

Each Spring, members of the SMU community are invited to nominate students (as well as faculty and staff for the "M" Award - see below) deserving of recognition for the awards noted below. The award recipients are announced at the Hilltop Excellence Awards, held annually on the third Monday of April, and coinciding with the Honors Day Convocation. WHEN: January 18 – February 19, 2018 TIME: 8:30 am – 7:00 am WHERE: https://connect.smu.edu/submitter/form/start/145850 DETAILS: Nominate a deserving student, staff or faculty member for a Hilltop Excellence Award! Deadline is 7:00 am, February 19th. MORE INFO: Lydia Dale, ldale@smu.edu WEBSITE: https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentLife/Awards SPONSORED BY: Student Activities

Event: Feb. 13, Spring Career Fair

Watch: SMU in the News 2017

SMU YouTube Take a look back at some of the top SMU stories and SMU experts making the news in 2017. https://youtu.be/gJKM5UmixhE

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