An updated and improved bat flight facility launched this summer to host long-term research conducted by Associate Professor Amanda Hale and Assistant Professor Victoria Bennett. The professors are collaborating to investigate potential material alternatives for wind turbine tower surfaces that could alleviate bat mortality.
Courtney Cochran ’16, graduated in May with a degree in biology and a minor in Spanish. Her experiences at TCU and through the biology department provided her with a unique and meaningful undergraduate experience.
Social Psychologist Sarah Hill will begin a new research study this summer with grant funding from the National Science Foundation. The correlational study will focus on the influence of disease vulnerability on decision-making – a little-known research area.
When drilling deep into the earth for fuel sources, oil and gas exploration companies first use hollow drill bits to unearth sections of subterranean rock called “core.” Geology professor Helge Alsleben and his students study the mineralogical composition and overall strength of these rock samples in the TCU Core Lab.
A transformative trip two summers ago inspired a new outlook on science and communication for Magnus Rittby, senior associate dean of graduate programs and administration. A physicist by training, Rittby attended a workshop series at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in summer 2014 to better understand a common barrier between scientists and the public: communication.