Author Archives: Kathleen Tibbetts

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SRA students shine in Fall 2013 Engaged Learning Symposium

Undergraduate student researchers took center stage during SMU’s 2013 Family Weekend as part of the University’s Engaged Learning Symposium. The students presented findings from their 2013 Summer Research Assistantships, which allow them to earn up to $4,000 pursuing their research interests full-time … Continue reading

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SMU pre-med student finds intellectual rewards in biofuels research

Hilary Hopkins is an SMU sophomore majoring in biochemistry, with a minor in English. As a pre-medical student studying for a career in pediatrics, she plans to become a key player in children’s health. But as an undergraduate researcher, she’s … Continue reading

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Developing molecules to counter antibiotic-resistant bacteria

SMU senior Emily Harry is generating new inhibitors of beta-lactamase, a bacterial enzyme responsible for the degradation of penicillin and the resultant bacterial resistance to this antibiotic. This undergraduate research, performed in the laboratory of SMU Professor John Buynak, has … Continue reading

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URA student nominated for SMU Student Employee of the Year

Kyle Paterson, a junior Geology major, was announced as a finalist in the SMU Student Employee of the Year campaign for his work as an undergraduate research assistant in the Schuler Museum of Paleontology. Kyle was nominated by Dr. Louis … Continue reading

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Testing circuits for the particle physics of the future

SMU senior Joseph Hashem has been working in the Optoelectronics Laboratory in the Physics Department with an Undergraduate Research Assistantship since his junior year. This is a state-of-the- art laboratory that builds optical-electronics components for particle physics detectors. The most … Continue reading

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