Julie Krzykwa ‘17 (MS) is the first student to earn a Ph.D. in biology from TCU after successfully defending her dissertation in April.
During the changing times of COVID-19, the College of Science & Engineering has found ways to contribute to the local community and to help ensure healthcare workers’ safety.
What originated as a group of five aspiring scientists referred to as, “TCU Chemistry Club,” is now a community outreach group, bringing science and a momentum of higher education to the Fort Worth-Dallas area for more than a decade.
The College of Science & Engineering donated spare supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as nitrile (exam) gloves, to local agencies – Moncrief Cancer Institute, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Careflite and Fort Worth Emergency Preparedness.
Dr. Britni Williams ‘12 (biology) is currently working as an emergency medicine resident. When news of COVID-19 originally broke, Williams recognized the importance of activities that people should do daily, including washing hands, covering sneezes, and getting a flu shot.
This year, one group of the computer science capstone course is working with the Mercy Clinic of Fort Worth to develop a software program to manage and track volunteer hours, making the process more efficient for the organization.
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