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May 2016 e-newsletter

A Supernova Discovery

Distant galactic exLMC-C. Smith, S. Points, the MCELS Team and NOAO:AURA:NSFplosions may prove beneficial to our galaxy according to new research. Kat Barger, assistant professor of astronomy, and her collaborators have discovered that prominent supernova activity occurring in a galaxy nearly one Milky Way in diameter away is driving a significant amount of gas out of that galaxy – this gas will likely one day flow into our own galaxy.




Take your pick: First TCU graduate accepted to all Texas medical schools

med school pic2Bailey Nicole Shepherd, senior biology major and sociology and chemistry double minor, from North Richland Hills, Texas, has been accepted to all nine Texas medical schools – her greatest academic accomplishment to date.









It’s in the Family : Second Generation Chancellor’s Scholar

Each year mah-7697ore than 100 admitted students are invited to interview for 50 slots in the Chancellor’s Scholars program. A mother-daughter relationship became even stronger when Ali Schildt ’12 found out she would follow in her mother’s footsteps as a TCU Chancellor’s Scholar, the most prestigious academic award program offered by TCU.








TCU hosts Engineering Conference

Stathis Michaelides engineering-tcu1The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) is a national organization consisting of more than 60,000 members. The association strives to improve engineering education in the classroom and labs across the nation. This year, the annual ASEE Gulf Southwest Section (GSW) conference took place at TCU, with the theme “Engineering Education in the 21st Century.”






Moncrief Cancer Institute launches internship for pre-health students

Mikaela MillerA neHaley Egan-1w iBen Showalternternship opportunity for upperclassmen on the pre-health track expands the scope of opportunities available to TCU students in their preparation for a career in health care. Eight students were accepted to participate in the new Moncrief Cancer Institute internship that began in February.


From Classroom to Career: Emma Hodcroft ’08

Emma Hodcroft ’08 nevEmma Hodcroft (courtesy photo)er gave up her dream to transform her passion for biology and her love of programming into a career. Growing up, Hodcroft lived with her mother in the United States during the school year, and during the summer months, she spent time with her father in Edinburgh, Scotland. During her time at TCU, Hodcroft was a member of the computer science club in addition to working as a programming tutor.





A life changing idea

If you are a stTori-and-Waldoudent, staff or faculty member at TCU and you have a great idea for a new product or device, the TCU IdeaFactory can assist you in fulfilling your vision. The IdeaFactory resides in the College of Science & Engineering and is a campuswide resource for advice, tools and funding to turn ideas into prototypes and eventually working inventions.


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