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Summer Research at SMU

The Office of Engaged Learning is looking forward to a busy summer. Read about OEL’s opportunities and activities below.

Summer Research Intensive

This program provides match funding to faculty members hiring Undergraduate Research Assistants during the summer. The student work closely with faculty mentors (up to 30 hours per week), and attend weekly professional development workshops. This culminates in a research presentation competition.

Faculty applications are OPEN through March 10, 2023.

Summer Research Symposium

This weekly lunch series features research presentations by SMU faculty and guests. Students in our programs attend, and everyone is welcome. Tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays at noon.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

These programs are funded by the National Science Foundation and allow students from SMU and around the country to have an immersive research experience and mentorship from our faculty. The two programs this summer are Data Science for Social Good (applications closed) and Modeling and Computations for Complex Systems (applications due March 27).

Engaged Learning Starter Award

This $500 award goes to first-years who identify as a first-generation or underrepresented minority student. The funding allows students to pursue a research or creative project. Students will have coaching sessions with faculty members and Office of Engaged Learning staff through the process. They will present their work on the Fall Research Symposium. Applications are due April 15.

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Congratulations, Summer Research Fellows!

The Office of Engaged Learning is pleased to award Joshua Ange ’25 and Brynn Price ’24 the Summer Research Fellow award. Students are nominated by their faculty mentor and chosen based on their commitment to research this summer.

During the summer, Brynn co-authored “STEM Project-Based Instruction: An Analysis of Teacher-Developed Integrated STEM PBI Curriculum Units” which was recently published in Education Sciences (find it here). Her faculty mentor is Dr. Jeanna Wieselmann (Teaching and Learning).

Joshua co-authored “Characterization of XIA UltraLo-1800 Response to Measuring Charged Samples,” which he plans to publish in the SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research. His faculty mentor is Dr. Robert Calkins (Physics).

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Undergraduate Research Report 2021-2022

Read the latest report on Undergraduate Research from the Office of Engaged Learning. Click the images to view larger versions.