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September 2019 – e-newsletter

Dean’s Message – September 2019

Amber Witherby ’16 ’19

For many college students, studying, learning and retaining new material is one of the primary challenges of mastering exams. Amber Witherby ’16 ’19 MS (Ph.D.) is passionate about exploring cognition – specifically through investigating methods to enhance learning across a broad spectrum of ages with a particular emphasis on student learning.


Fort Worth Math Circle

If you stick around campus on Saturdays, you might run into a very elite group of small, but mighty mathematicians who compose the Fort Worth Math Circle (FWMC). Once a month, middle-school-aged mathematicians come to campus to meet with our faculty and solve problems.


Ranch Management Students Learn Grazing Management and Ecosystem Servicing

John “Chris” Farley ’96 RM, assistant director of the Ranch Management Program and Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show professor, talks old ranches and new frontiers.


Hope Revisited

TCU child development students have a new opportunity to practice their skills through Hope Connection 2.0, a therapeutic weekend camp for adopted children and their families. The original Hope Connection Camp started in the late 1990’s as a respite option for overwhelmed adoptive parents. Then graduate student Karyn Purvis and her mentor, psychology professor David Cross created a unique therapeutic camp environment based on what science tells us about healthy child development.


Designing for the future: Student Organization Builds Robotic Car

With bright minds and curiosity about the future of technology, a group of students from a variety of disciplines including engineering and computer science are eager to grow and foster a robotics club at TCU. The organization is open to any student, and prides itself on encouraging discussions about topics such as artificial intelligence, self-driving car debates, or general technology and innovation.


Managing Waste: A Chat with Richard Adickes

People don’t often take time throughout the day to consider where the waste they create goes. For Richard Adickes, however, these questions are on the forefront of his mind on a daily basis. Hired in 2017, Adickes is TCU’s Hazardous Materials Safety Manager and is responsible for all hazardous material that is generated on campus, whether inside or outside of a laboratory.


Nestor Guerrero ’20

Computer science major Nestor Guerrero is taking the non-traditional route of earning his degree and mapping out his future all while successfully raising a family. Guerrero enrolled in TCU after serving in the navy on the USS Nimitz.



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