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Considering a Doctorate in Chemistry? PhD Student Megan Simons Shares Her Experience

August 9, 2022

Megan Simons has always had a passion for STEM. After completing her undergraduate with dual degrees in math and chemistry, she began looking for a graduate program that would allow her to merge her two interests.  ...

SMU Research Leads to Alzheimer's Discovery

August 18, 2021

Lauren Ammerman and James McCormick have more in common that being SMU alumni — both of their grandmothers had Alzheimer's disease and they both worked on a recent study at the SMU lab that has the potential to ...

A Lyle Professor and Lab Manager Battle COVID — One Invention at a Time

June 18, 2020

What do you do with an idle maker space in the middle of a global pandemic? Manufacture medical personal protective equipment (PPE), of course.

Beyond the Tenure-Track But Still In the Heart of Academia

May 21, 2020

As a student who is entering or completing a Ph.D. program, you're probably thinking about the kinds of careers you can begin after graduating with your doctorate. Some will choose to enter the professoriate, teaching ...

What One SMU Student Learned at a Regional Three-Minute Thesis Competition

April 23, 2020

In November 2019, Alison Krauss won first place at SMU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Her thesis is focused on methods for accurately measuring teen violence. After taking first at SMU’s competition, Alison ...

What Do Baking and this Ph.D. Student's Thesis Have in Common?

February 27, 2020

If you're going to enter a Ph.D. program, it should definitely be in an area you are passionate about so your interest and drive can carry you through the inevitable challenging seasons. For fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, ...

Figuring Out How the Physical World Works: An Interview with Ph.D. Fellow, Rujeko Chinomona

February 20, 2020

From an early age Rujeko was fascinated by how the physical world worked. She began to find answers to her questions when she discovered the fields of physics and mathematics. Her love of these subjects has only ...