Smithsonian has extended Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit one more year to 2021

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Smithsonian has extended Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit one more year to 2021

DALLAS (SMU) – "Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola's Ancient Seas" was given an additional year at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It will now be on display until 2021. The exhibit has been viewed by 6 million visitors since it opened last year, leading to Smithsonian granting a longer stay for the [...]

2019-12-19T15:56:12-06:00 December 19, 2019|Categories: Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers|

SMU develops efficient methods to simulate how electromagnetic waves interact with devices

DALLAS (SMU) – It takes a tremendous amount of computer simulations to create a device like an MRI scanner that can image your brain by detecting electromagnetic waves propagating through tissue. The tricky part is figuring out how electromagnetic waves will react when they come in contact with the materials in the device. SMU researchers have [...]

2020-01-09T10:50:18-06:00 December 18, 2019|Categories: Energy & Matter, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, 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|

SMU student wins prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ophelie Herve DALLAS (SMU)—A Southern Methodist University (SMU) graduate is one of the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Ophelie Herve, who is a first-year master’s student in Mechanical Engineering, will receive a three-year stipend of $34,000 to do research of her choosing and $12,000 to pay for her [...]

2019-06-27T09:23:00-05:00 April 12, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, Student researchers, Subfeature|

SMU Research with Impact

  SMU’s faculty and students join forces as co-creators of knowledge that spans the arts, sciences, engineering, business and the humanities. Students become hands-on contributors to significant discoveries. In collaboration with industry, nonprofit organizations and other institutions, our researchers forge paths to results that can be applied ethically on a local, national and [...]

2019-04-11T09:02:30-05:00 March 11, 2019|Categories: Learning & Education, Researcher news, Student researchers, Subfeature, Technology, Videos|

New Smithsonian Exhibit Reflects the Passion of SMU Professor and an Army of Student Fossil Hounds

Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas opens Nov. 9 at National Museum of Natural History DALLAS (SMU October 15, 2018) – Once the exhibit opens, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will allow visitors to visually dive into the cool waters off the coast of West Africa as they existed millions [...]

Ancient “Sea Monsters” Reveal How the Ever-Changing Planet Shapes Life, Past and Present

Never-Before-Seen Fossils From Angola Bring a Strange Yet Familiar Ocean Into View The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9, 2018 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions for real-life sea monsters to thrive in the South Atlantic Ocean basin shortly after it formed. [...]

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