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. ...

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 ...

The Grad Experience at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting

March 29, 2018

This post and the photo above are the work of Andrew Klumpp. Andrew Klumpp is a Ph.D. Student in American religious history in the Graduate Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University. Shortly after ...

Life in a Research-Oriented Chemistry Ph.D. Program: Reflections and Advice from the Inside

March 15, 2018

Are you interested in a Ph.D. in Chemistry, but unsure what to expect? It can be difficult to tell what a program is like when you are first looking around, and a website description can only give you so much ...

Diary of a Chemistry Ph.D. Student: Stephen Budy

August 21, 2017

As the first day of school starts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) for the Fall 2017, I am still excited about another school year and all the new things to come. I started as a PhD graduate student in the ...

Digging Through the Past in Dallas

May 3, 2017

As part of the Ph.D. program in Archaeology here at SMU, I have had the opportunity to work as the Collections Management Research Assistant in the Archaeology Repository of Collections (ARC) for several semesters.