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A New Epoch in Engineering: An Interview with Civil Engineering Professor Nicos Makris

September 17, 2020

As society becomes increasingly transient, we need structures that can withstand not only the Earth's natural shifts, but the impact of human action as well. How will transportation systems, buildings, and water systems ...

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.

My Experience Landing a Job in Academia (as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University)

May 28, 2020

One of the great benefits of earning a doctoral degree, is that your expertise opens you up to a wide variety of professional opportunities. Whether you choose to pursue a career teaching in academia or an academic ...

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 ...

How to Work on Your Dissertation from Home (And Actually Be Productive)

May 14, 2020

Graduate school can be isolating at times and the dissertation phase can be especially challenging. But for many, this pandemic has taken that experience to a new level.

How SMU Is Supporting Graduate Students Amidst Today's Global Pandemic

May 7, 2020

If there is one good thing COVID-19 has brought about, it is the realization that we are all dependent on one another for support — and as a community, there are many ways we can give and receive support, especially ...

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 ...