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Dallas Innovates: MacFarlane to lead SMU’s Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

DALLAS (SMU) – Duncan L. MacFarlane MBA ’98, an expert in engineering entrepreneurship and a pioneer in the field of photonics, has been appointed the first executive director of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SMU. The Institute combines the innovative forces of SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering and [...]

2019-09-24T10:32:55-05:00 September 24, 2019|Categories: SMU In The News|

Dallas Morning News: SMU researcher, Garland students are using smartphones to monitor bridge safety

Brett Story DALLAS (SMU) – Seems like smartphones can do everything these days. Add to that list gathering information on bridge’s structural health. Brett Story, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at SMU's Lyle School of Engineering, and students at Garland High School are using smartphones in passing cars to check if [...]

2019-09-18T12:58:18-05:00 September 18, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature, Technology|

Researchers unveil new volcanic eruption forecasting technique

Volcanic eruptions and their ash clouds pose a significant hazard to population centers and air travel, especially those that show few to no signs of unrest beforehand. Geologists are now using a technique traditionally used in weather and climate forecasting to develop new eruption forecasting models. By testing if the models are able to capture [...]

2019-10-01T08:27:01-05:00 September 12, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Feature, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Why do birds migrate at night?

UT Southwestern Medical Center and SMU found migratory birds maximize how much light they get from their environment, so they can migrate even at night  DALLAS (SMU) – It was a puzzle about birds. Migratory birds are known to rely on Earth’s magnetic field to help them navigate the globe. And it was suspected that a [...]

2019-09-12T09:19:05-05:00 September 12, 2019|Categories: Plants & Animals, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

SMU paleontology grad named one of the AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

The ambassadors are encouraged to share their stories of being women innovators, in hopes it inspires the next generation of women to get into science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] Myria Perez '18 and Louis Jacobs DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) graduate Myria Perez '18 was one of 125 women innovators [...]

2019-09-10T16:31:38-05:00 September 10, 2019|Categories: Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

How do we get so many different types of neurons in our brain?

New SMU study may provide insight on how our brains are able to produce so many different types of neurons, which control everything we do DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) researchers have discovered another layer of complexity in gene expression, which could help explain how we’re able to have so many billions of [...]

2019-09-05T16:02:02-05:00 September 5, 2019|Categories: Mind & Brain, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

People transformed the world through land use by 3,000 years ago

Study sheds light on how the way our ancestors fed themselves changed our ecosystem DALLAS (SMU) – Humans started making an impact on the global ecosystem through intensive farming much earlier than previously estimated, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Evidence of the earliest domesticated plants and animals dates back to [...]

2019-09-23T15:13:41-05:00 August 29, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Plants & Animals, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Corey Clark wins Tech Titans Award

DALLAS (SMU) – Corey Clark, SMU professor and chief technology officer of BALANCED Media | Technology, has won Tech Titans’ 2019 Technology Inventor Award. The award recognizes the pioneering accomplishments a person, team or group has made to create breakthrough ideas or products that have advanced the disciplines of arts, education, energy, engineering, environment, medicine [...]

2019-08-29T08:07:52-05:00 August 27, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|
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