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Studying Plants Is Helping Us Understand Climate Change — An Interview with Dr. Bonnie Jacobs

September 19, 2019

Dr. Bonnie Jacobs is a renowned and widely respected paleobotanist who works and teaches in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU. She holds her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson and has ...

SMU'S Support During My Ph.D. Has Made All the Difference

September 12, 2019

Earning your doctorate is no small undertaking. In fact, many potential Ph.D. students hesitate to commit to a program because of a fear that they might not be able to finish their degree. Louis Quinones had the same ...

[New Resource] Discovering Your Planet: A Complete Guide to Earning A PhD in an Earth Science

September 5, 2019

For some, a love of our planet and a desire to understand how it works motivates them to pursue an advanced degree in the Earth Sciences. Others see the detrimental effects of climate change and are spurred to take ...

Applying to Grad School as an International Student? Here are some Helpful Tips

August 30, 2019

Preparing an application to graduate school is an arduous task, but applying to a graduate school located outside of your home country comes with even more challenges. It doesn’t have to be too difficult, though, if you ...

How Do You Get a Ph.D.? A Guide to the Ph.D. Timeline

August 22, 2019

Everyone who considers a doctoral degree knows a Ph.D. is a big commitment.  Not only will it require all your mental energy, focus, and persistence, but it will also require a significant investment of your time. Your ...

Smart Grids and Power Systems: Understanding A Power Source for the Future

August 15, 2019

As the world’s population grows and our natural resources become increasingly precious, the need for alternatives to conventional forms of energy becomes more apparent. This need, coupled with drastic advances in ...

I Successfully Navigated the Ph.D. Application Process—Here's How

August 8, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  It's no secret that graduate school can be intense, and that there are big questions that go into the decision to become part of the roughly two percent of ...