Deciding If You Should Study Chemistry in Grad School? Here's Seth Yannacone's Story

May 17, 2018

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

May 10, 2018

Thanks to Megan Brown, Ph.D. student in SMU’s anthropology program, with a concentration in medical anthropology, for this glimpse into the life of a Ph.D. student.

Has Computational Chemistry Answered One of Science's Oldest Questions?

May 3, 2018

What do Aristotle, Sir Francis Bacon, René Descartes, and Dr. Dieter Cremer, founder of SMU’s Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group, all have in common? They were all fascinated by the same mysterious natural ...

3 Reasons Dallas is a Graduate Student's Dream City

April 26, 2018

Dallas may conjure images of cowboy hats and oil barons, but there’s a lot more to the city than what you’d see on old television shows. In fact, Dallas is one of the best places in the country to work on getting a ...

The Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Chemistry Research

April 19, 2018

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein The history of science is full of stories about discoveries made by delightful accident and coincidence. ...

5 Common Myths about Ph.D. Programs

April 12, 2018

The prospect of a Ph.D. program can be scary – you love your discipline, but are you ready for four, five, or more years of work towards getting a doctorate? In addition to the time commitment, there are other questions ...

Learning to Communicate About Your Research: Research Day 2018

April 5, 2018

You’re gathered around the Thanksgiving table with your whole extended family. Your young cousin asks you to pass the butter, and suddenly you’re being addressed by the uncle that hasn’t been home in 10 years. “So, tell ...