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February 2016 e-newsletter

Science education through service

CIMG9638Students studying environmental science in the College of Science & Engineering have the opportunity to enhance their scientific knowledge and hands-on experience beyond the confines of the TCU campus through a new initiative developed by Omar Harvey, assistant professor in the School of Geology, Energy & the Environment. The new teaching approach, referred to by Harvey as “TCU EnviSions,” seeks to enhance Earth and environmental science education through service to the community.

The road less traveled: Harrison Hanvey ’10

Harrison Hanvey (courtesy photo)The American Dream was far from a dream for alumnus Harrison Hanvey ’10. A graduate of the engineering program with an emphasis in mechanical engineering, Hanvey followed a non-traditional route to fulfill his desire to serve others after graduation. Hanvey now resides in a small village in central Nicaragua earning a living by working on a plantain farm.




TCU and UNTHSC partner together to improve healthcare for patients

nutrition-0856As TCU and the University of North Texas Health Science Center continue to collaborate on developing a new M.D. school, stronger ties and partnerships are evolving between the neighboring institutions. Lyn Dart, associate professor of nutritional sciences, is heavily involved in the growing interprofessional education effort between UNTHSC and TCU, along with members of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

A CSE Story: Hung Doan ’13

3mt-9500Hung Doan ’13, physics doctoral student, represents the well-rounded CSE experiences available to all students in the College– though some cater specifically either to undergraduate or graduate students. Doan is one of a small number of students to take advantage of both experiences at TCU, and to engage in a number of CSE activities that equip students for a successful career after graduation.


Plan it with planIt

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 9.18.25 AMTraveling just got a little easier for students at TCU. Yannick Tona, junior political science major, and Aakash Tyagi, junior computer science major, turned a problem into a solution for students through their new cost-sharing travel web application, planIt.




An Internship of a Lifetime

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Meriel LeSueur, junior biology major, had a life-changing opportunity to work with the U.S. Navy during the summer of 2015. She was not training with the Navy, but was a trainer herself. She assisted the Navy in training dolphins and sea lions to detect foreign objects in water, such as mines and swimmers, and signal the findings.







The Power of Books

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Do you have an interest in environmental science? Do you appreciate books? Do you enjoy hanging out with children? If you like any of these things, consider taking the Contemporary Environmental Issues Maymester course led by Kristi Argenbright, instructor in the School of Geology, Energy & the Environment. During this summer session, you can explore existing talents and maybe even discover new ones.






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