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College of Science & Engineering


Abby Wintringer

TCU’s College of Science & Engineering hosted its 21st annual Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium (SRS). Undergraduate and graduate students in the college presented their research to their peers, professors, and the broader TCU community through posters and conversations. 

Group at SRSThe SRS was a celebratory event featuring live music and food for all attendees. Posters and students lined the halls of all four floors of the Tucker Technology Center, home to the college.  

Dr. Rebekah NaylorFollowing the poster sessions, the SRS Committee held an awards ceremony in the Sid W. Richardson Lecture Hall. This year’s featured speaker was Rebekah Naylor, MD, servant leader in the United States and India, and founder of the Mercy Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Overall, the number of posters displayed totaled 192 with many attributing research to more than one author. Graduate students made up 31% of SRS participants with undergraduate students making up the majority at 69%. 

The breakdown of posters by department were: 

  • Biology: 31 
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry: 25 
  • Computer Science: 9 
  • Engineering: 9 
  • Environmental and Sustainability Sciences: 16 
  • Geology: 24 
  • Interdisciplinary: 7
  • Math: 1 
  • Nutritional Sciences: 4 
  • Physics and Astronomy: 22 
  • Psychology: 44 

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