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A Day in the Life of A Ph.D. Student

July 3, 2019

Life as a Ph.D. student might seem mysterious to some, but for Megan Brown, a Ph.D. student in SMU’s anthropology program, it is a pretty great balance of work, study, and some well-deserved self-care. Concentrating in ...

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

June 27, 2019

A staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data enters the virtual sphere every day, according to IBM. Based on a report from DOMO, experts estimate that by 2020 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on ...

Meet the Winner of SMU’s 2019 Research Day Poster Contest

June 20, 2019

Every year, SMU holds its annual Research Day where graduate students from every department and discipline are invited to come and present their research to peers, professors, and professionals. With two competitions ...

Introducing SMU’s New Guide to Graduate Admissions

June 13, 2019

Whether you are a seasoned applicant who has already applied to several graduate programs, or you are a first-timer who has just begun your first application, one of the most common challenges to getting started is ...

4 Ways to Get a Head Start on Graduate School While Pursuing your Bachelor’s

June 6, 2019

Who has the time to think about graduate school when they are still working on their bachelor’s degree? The truth is most start the process in their junior or senior year of college or after they graduate. Honestly, ...

How to Present Your Thesis in Three Minutes or Less: An Interview with 2019 Research Day Winner Niraj Verma

May 30, 2019

Selecting and working on your Ph.D. dissertation is one thing, but presenting your work to your colleagues and making others aware of your research is another. Communicating about your research, both within your field ...

Finding Your Passion: How One SMU Professor Grew to Love Electrical and Computer Engineering

May 23, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity. Not all students set out from an early age with the intention to pursue a career or degree in electrical or computer engineering. Take, for example, SMU ...