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4 Tactics to Help You Build a Professional Network While Getting Your Ph.D.

July 12, 2018

No man is an island, and researchers are no exception to this rule. Having a network of colleagues is crucial both in accomplishing your work and for professional advancement. If you do great work but no one knows about ...

Why Study Statistics? Learn from the Director of SMU’s Biostatistics Ph.D.

July 5, 2018

Dr. Daniel Heitjan is the current director of the SMU/UT Southwestern Biostatistics Ph.D. program. Having earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Heitjan ...

Today's Big Data Problem and the Need for Data Interpreters

June 28, 2018

A staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data enters the virtual sphere every day, according to IBM. This extreme influx of data has only appeared over the last two years, effectively drowning IT departments and data ...

3 Tips for Graduate Students to Consider When Choosing a Faculty Mentor

June 21, 2018

You’ve started studying in a great graduate program and are ready to dive into your research, make your mark in the profession, and become a well-respected faculty member or industry researcher. The only question ...

How SMU's Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery is Changing the Future of Health

June 14, 2018

Imagine – biologists and chemists, coming together with computer designers and video gamers to develop a drug that can help save the lives of cancer patients. This cutting edge technology and multidisciplinary approach ...

How to Talk About Your Graduate Research to a Wide Audience

June 7, 2018

Graduate school helps you become an expert in a small niche in your field. Becoming THE person who can talk about the use of personal versus impersonal pronouns in fourteenth century Italian dialects is pretty ...

6 Major Figures in the History of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

June 1, 2018

Chemistry, the science that studies all matter, has its roots in antiquity. However, rapid advances in technology in the 20th century have created entirely new ways of exploring physical reality. Massive increases in ...