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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 ...

A Current Student's Perspective: The Reality of Pursuing your Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

May 2, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  Is graduate school really the new undergrad? Are you cut out for conducting research in your field? While Electrical and Computer Engineering is a growing ...

The Diary of a Biology Ph.D. Student: Lacin Yapindi

January 10, 2019

Dr. Lacin Yapindi '22 studied Molecular and Cell Biology at Southern Methodist University. Before coming to SMU, she attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She is currently under the tutelage of ...

From Space Centers to Particle Accelerators: James' Journey in SMU's Physics Ph.D. Program

October 25, 2018

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  You may be interested in the field of physics or curious about graduate study in the sciences more generally. But sometimes, it's hard to find answers to your ...

3 Tips for Graduate Students to Consider When Choosing a Faculty Mentor

June 21, 2018

You’ve started studying in a great graduate program and are ready to dive into your research, make your mark in the profession, and become a well-respected faculty member or industry researcher. The only question ...

How to Talk About Your Graduate Research to a Wide Audience

June 7, 2018

Graduate school helps you become an expert in a small niche in your field. Getting a doctorate and becoming THE person who can talk about the use of personal versus impersonal pronouns in fourteenth century Italian ...

Celebrating the Accomplishments of SMU Graduate Students

May 24, 2018

This Saturday, SMU was thrilled to welcome 42 new Ph.D.s in 18 different fields into the world.