TI Awards Grant to Train DISD Science Teachers in STEM Education at Simmons

A new SMU academy for Dallas Independent School District science teachers will help them share the wonders of science and technology with as many as 47,000 middle-school students. A $1.7 million grant from Texas Instruments and the TI Foundation will help fund the academy. The STEM Teacher Academy at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and […]

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The Science Behind the Pogo Stick Jump

Professor Peter Weyand shared his knowledge to break down the biomechanics of XPogo demonstrations at the State Fair of Texas. In this did-you-know story, KERA reporter Courtney Collins gets to the science behind what the high-flying XPogo jumpers do. Read more here. Weyand holds the school’s Glenn Simmons Endowed Professorship and directs the Locomotor Performance […]

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Analyzing the Trump Apology

When Clinical Assistant Professor John Potter teaches his dispute resolution and conflict management classes, he instructs how an apology can work or fail. During the campaign, Republican presidential nominee Trump issued a videotaped apology for vulgar comments he made about women in a 2005 tape.  That prompted radio producer and SMU alumnus Josh Hart to […]

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