White House recognizes Walkington with Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

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White House recognizes Walkington with Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

DALLAS (SMU) – Candace Walkington, an associate professor in Teaching and Learning at SMU (Southern Methodist University), is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Announced by the White House, the award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent [...]

2019-07-16T14:06:14-05:00 July 8, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News|

SMU’s ‘Titans in a Jar’ could answer key questions ahead of NASA’s space exploration

NASA headed to Saturn’s ‘Titan’ moon in 2026 to look for signs of past or present life  DALLAS (SMU) – Researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) could help determine if Saturn’s icy moon – Titan – has ever been home to life long before NASA completes an exploratory visit to its surface by a drone [...]

2019-07-10T08:34:10-05:00 July 3, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News|

Inside Higher Ed: The truth about bias response teams is more complex than often thought

DALLAS (SMU) – Are bias response teams political correctness police on college campuses? Or are they a quick fix for dealing with prejudice and bias? In an opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed, a team of professors, including Southern Methodist University's S. Kiersten Ferguson, argues that the truth is more complex. They note that bias [...]

2019-06-28T13:13:02-05:00 June 26, 2019|Categories: Learning & Education, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

New power generation technology using waste heat from geothermal plants tested by SMU

The Geothermal Laboratory at Southern Methodist University (SMU) has just completed a research project that aims to use ultra-low-grade heat (150 °F to 250 °F) normally discarded by geothermal facilities to generate additional electricity. A central component of this project was the proprietary bottoming cycle technology of PwrCor, Inc., an advanced technology company that focuses [...]

2019-06-27T09:25:20-05:00 June 18, 2019|Categories: Energy & Matter, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

SMU’s catalog of North Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal

A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas’s Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and gas exploration has changed the seismic landscape in the basin. In their report published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Louis Quinones and Heather DeShon of [...]

2019-07-16T21:18:03-05:00 June 12, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Researcher news, SMU In The News|

Long exposure to protein inhibitor may be the key to more effective chemotherapy for treatment-resistant cancers, SMU finds

SMU researchers find success in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer cells in the lab DALLAS (SMU) - Researchers at SMU's Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4) have succeeded in lab testing the use of chemotherapy with a specific protein inhibitor so that the chemotherapeutic medication is better absorbed by drug-resistant cancer cells without harming [...]

2019-06-27T09:26:32-05:00 June 7, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

DNA from 31,000-year-old human teeth reveals new ethnic group living in Siberia during last Ice Age

An international team of researchers, including SMU anthropologist David Meltzer, discovered a new group of ancient Siberians. The research was published June 5, 2019 as a story in Nature Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during [...]

2019-06-27T09:26:59-05:00 June 6, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News|

Dallas Cowboys’ legend and video gamers help fight cancer

Gamer's play contributes to SMU research The worlds of eSports, professional sports, philanthropy and cancer researching collided on Saturday for an online streaming event to raise funds for children with cancer, their families and Children's Health in Dallas. Three-time Super Bowl winner and NFL Hall of Famer, Michael Irvin, and two-time Madden NFL champion, Drini [...]

2019-06-27T09:28:07-05:00 May 19, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News|
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