Mustang Minute: Motion Capture Math

SMU’s Candace Walkington conducts research with Guildhall campers using motion capture to teach math. Walkington is an assistant professor in Teaching and Learning at SMU, specializing in mathematics education. Her research examines how abstract mathematical ideas can become connected to students’ concrete, everyday experiences such that they become more understandable. She conducts research on “personalizing” mathematics instruction to students’ out of-school interests in areas like sports, music, shopping, and video games.

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Mustang Minute: Countdown to AARO

The SMU AARO team previews its new skits and musical numbers at this year’s AARO Ice Cream Social. First Year AARO sessions start July 7th. See http://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/NewStudent/AAROFY

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Mustang Minute! Turn Up!

The Meadows Museum and Big Thought combined forces for “Turn Up’ on June 13, 2015, a fun-filled day of activities and presentations that focused on the intersection of art and science. Activities included a scavenger hunt in the galleries, a mural project with Catalyst Arts Movement, build your own camera obscura, sound drawings, sci-fi robot sculptures, wind tube experiments, and much more. The Museum also invited local partners, including the Dallas Public Library, Dallas Museum of Art/Perot Museum of Nature and Science Teen Advisory Council, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Reading Partners and SMU associates in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

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Mustang Minute: Pony Preview Day

Dallas area students from Hamilton Park Magnet School  and Amelia Earhart Learning Center tour the SMU campus on Pony Preview Day.

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Mustang Minute: Centennial Staff Photo

SMU staff gathered on the steps of Dallas Hall for their Centennial Staff Photo.

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Mustang Minute: Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

SMU partners with the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club.

Join thousands of Dallas kids, families and adults who make reading their favorite pastime with the 2015 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club.

Read a book, newspaper or magazine, listen to an audiobook or read it on a tablet, whether at home, on vacation, in the park or on the bus.

Learn more.

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Mustang Minute: Physics Circus 2015

Local elementary and middle school students got a physics lesson in a fun atmosphere at SMU’s Physics Circus, presented by faculty in SMU’s Department of Physics.

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Mustang Minute: Meet Norman the Therapy Pig

SMU students take a break from the stress of finals with the help of an unlikely visitor to campus, Norman the Therapy Pig!

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Mustang Minute: Mustang Safety and Health Fair

SMU students learn about health and nutrition – and how to protect themselves – at the Mustang Safety and Health Fair.

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Mustang Minute: Perunapalooza

Perunapalooza ignited SMU as the university’s greatest springtime festival to celebrate Peruna’s Birthday. At the April 17 event, students enjoyed free games, free rides and free activities, while helping themselves to a variety of carnival-inspired free food.

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