SMU Student Researcher Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

SMU News Originally Posted: May 4, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Carefully nurturing the cancer cells she uses in SMU biology professor Pia Vogel’s research lab is routine for SMU junior Gabrielle Gard, who has been working in sophisticated research labs since she was a junior in high school. Her dogged pursuit of hands-on research is just one of the reasons she has received a 2021-22 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious national science awards presented to undergraduate students. The scholarship, which honors former Sen. Barry Goldwater, encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics and provides up to $7,500 toward tuition, fees, books and room and board. Gabrielle, a biochemistry major with minors in Spanish and mathematics, is [...]

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SMU Giving Day is April 13

SMU Giving Day is April 13. There are over 20 different ways that you can support Dedman College. Check them out by visiting https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college or clicking through the features list below. ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP DEAN’S RESEARCH COUNCIL AT DEDMAN COLLEGE DATAFEST HACKATHON DEDMAN COLLEGE RESEARCH AND ADVANCED STUDIES FUND JEWISH STUDIES DEDMAN COLLEGE CANCER RESEARCH FUND SMU HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM CENTER FOR PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES SMU DEBATE TEAM DEDMAN COLLEGE [...]

Congratulations to Alejandro Aceves, 2021 SIAM Fellow

SIAM News Originally Posted: March 31, 2021 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Announces Class of 2021 Fellows Alejandro Aceves, professor and chair of the SMU Department of Mathematics, was selected as one of 28 esteemed members of the 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows. These distinguished members were nominated for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. Congratulations! Alejandro Aceves, Southern Methodist University, is being recognized for pioneering contributions to the field of nonlinear waves and its applications to a variety of areas, most notably nonlinear optics. To read the full list of 2021 fellows CLICK HERE.

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Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from her remarkable life story as the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Ford Stadium, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. “Whitney Wolfe Herd may be the youngest commencement speaker we have ever had,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will feel a sense of kinship with her as it has been only ten years since she walked [...]

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Math Professor Receives CAREER NSF Award

Dedman College News Originally Posted: February 23, 2021 Grant project will involve students from all academic levels in wave turbulence research Dallas, TX -- Minh-Binh Tran, an assistant professor in the SMU Department of Mathematics recently received an NSF CAREER award. The grant is one of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious in support of early-career faculty who “have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.” Tran’s NSF project will focus on wave turbulence and tackle challenges in the theory of nonlinear waves through the study of the associated wave turbulence theory. K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students will participate in research through youth conferences, summer school, relevant graduate courses and [...]

By | 2021-02-23T08:55:14-08:00 February 23rd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Mathematics|Comments Off on Math Professor Receives CAREER NSF Award

SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

Alejandro Aceves Appointed to Committee on Science Policy

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 28, 2021  Alejandro Aceves, professor and chair of the SMU Department of Mathematics, has been appointed to the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Committee on Science Policy.) According to SIAM.org: SIAM is committed to promoting the value of research in applied mathematics and in ensuring the application of high-quality research results to solving real world problems through industry, government, and other means to benefit society. Part of SIAM's role is to provide timely information to its membership regarding science policy and funding. SIAM also provides information to policy makers regarding issues of interest to its members when SIAM member's expertise offers something to contribute to the discussions. SIAM maintains links with several organizations whose role is to [...]

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Dedman College students to participate in NSF conference on COVID-19 modelling

Dedman College News Originally Posted: January 22, 2021 Four Dedman College students will participate in the upcoming "NSF Student Conference on COVID-19 Modelling" January 28-29, 2021. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) student conference website, the event “aims to highlight a broad range of interdisciplinary developments on understanding mechanisms behind COVID-19 dynamics.” Key session topics include COVID Data, Forecasting, and COVID Modelling: Mobility and Mitigation. The conference will showcase research from undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country as well as senior research experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Yale University. SMU is well represented at the conference. Students participating in talks and poster presentations include: Jonathan Lindbloom, a mathematics major, will present a poster entitled: "Bayesian SIR [...]

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