Congratulations to Sociology major and recent graduate Sabrina Brakke for her peer-reviewed publication entitled “Raising Animals to Die for Profit: How Corporate America is Changing Human-Animal Relationships in Rural America.” The work appears in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the SMU Undergraduate Journal of Research. Congratulations, Sabrina, on all of your hard work!
North Texas E-News Originally Posted: December 17, 2020 Jared Burleson was studying in Jiangsu, China, the summer after his first year at SMU, taking advantage of the study abroad benefits that come with being a President’s Scholar, SMU’S highest academic merit award. While waiting in line for tea at a local shop, he overheard two men speaking English, then recognized one of them as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Kosterlitz. Jared introduced himself, and began chatting with the world-renowned scientist who was in China with another colleague to encourage international scientific collaboration. “I had never heard of the physics community in China,” Jared says. “I was inspired by my conversation with them to continue studying Chinese and someday work with the particle physics research community in China.” [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: December 11, 2020 Congratulations to SMU senior Jared Burleson for his selection as a Schwarzman Scholar. Jared is a senior pursuing double majors in Physics and Mathematics with a minor in Chinese. He plans to observe how Chinese physicists are working with the government on new collider physics experiments. Jared plans to work as a research physicist and utilize an understanding of public policy to advocate for collider physics experiments and government funding. Jared has previously conducted research with the ATLAS Experiment at CERN and with the EIC at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Click here for more about the program and to see the directory of scholars who make up Schwarzman’s Class of 2022. 154 students were chosen from more than 3,600 [...]
Daily Campus Originally Posted: December 5, 2020 The Historical Society became an officially chartered SMU organization during the Fall 2020 semester. Wardah Alvi, who currently serves as its president, accentuated the group effort put forth by other members to create the organization as it now stands. “This isn’t a one-person thing,” said Alvi. “Everybody brings something to the table . . . and we worked really hard to implement those ideas.” Marketing Team member Emily Vye emphasized the role that social media played in expanding the Historical Society. The group actively posted online starting in April and now has themed posts weekly like “Movie Monday,” “Fun Fact Friday,” and “Saturday Spotlight.” Posts feature anything from a discussion on history in film to introducing faculty and students of the SMU History Department. [...]
SMU golfer and physics grad Bryson DeChambeau didn’t win the Master’s, but his scientific approach to the game and recollections of his problem-solving abilities from SMU physics professor Jodi Cooley received great coverage in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and in the November Sports Illustrated cover story.
SMU Admissions Originally Posted: November 4, 2020 Did you catch SMU Admissions IG spotlight featuring Dedman College Eliana Abraham and Christian Hammond? Watch here
Department of Physics Event Date: October 31, 2020 Time: 8am-5pm (US Central Time) Where: https://www.physics.smu.edu The Society of Physics Students at SMU is organizing a “Virtual Dark Matter Particle Hunt” for October 31, 2020, from 8am-5pm (US Central Time). During those hours, you can join in the hunt for what makes up dark matter. Visit the the SMU Department of Physics website, https://www.physics.smu.edu, and click around the site, being on the lookout for dark matter particles embedded in the web pages! Students, faculty, staff, and members of the SMU community are encouraged to participate in searching for Dark Matter and learn about the importance of Dark Matter to our universe. LEARN MORE
Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: October 2020 Congratulations to the most recent Tower Center Research Fellowship recipients: Bibiana Schindler: Kelli and Gerald J. Ford Scholarship Recipient Varsha Appaji: Edwin L. Cox Fellowship Award Recipient Megan Sham: Henry S. Miller Fellowship Award Recipient Read more about the awards here.
Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: October 8, 2020 Allison Schultz ’21, a Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar and recipient of the Hamon Internship, quickly adapted her summer internship at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to an online-only format. Although she was not able to interact in person, her experience was no less diminished. Find out what Allison found to be rewarding in the post below. As a summer college intern for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, I was prepared to attend trials, analyze legal documents, draft memos, and conduct research for one of the leading prosecutor’s offices in the nation. Weeks before the start of the program, with the outbreak of COVID-19 ravaging New York City and progressively spreading across the nation, the office transitioned the internship [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: September 21, 2o20 DALLAS (SMU) – The upcoming presidential election will be the first opportunity to vote for many SMU students, including Wilson Russ, and the University is lining up opportunities for these new voters to learn more about the process. But Russ is going to learn the election system from a very personal angle – by volunteering to serve as a poll worker on Nov. 3. “I’m very excited to vote for the first time and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to serve as a poll worker during this turbulent 2020 year,” said Russ, a sophomore studying political science, public policy, economics. He answered a call for young volunteers to help fill the gaps left by older Americans who traditionally staff polling [...]