Science/Engineering

Student-run Food Recovery Network delivers

Up to 1,000 pounds of leftovers are delivered to the Union Gospel Mission each Monday following a home Horned Frogs football game, enough to provide meals for a week at the homeless shelter. The Food Recovery Network, a student organization advised by Gina Hill, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences, was established to eliminate food waste… Read more »

Eclipsing Research

TCU astronomer Kat Barger shines a light on the Milky Way’s origins (This article by Rebecca Boyle previously appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” About 4 1/2 billion years ago, at cosmic distances that are difficult to fathom, a star collapsed in on itself and exploded. Within 20 minutes of the core’s… Read more »

Altering Antibiotics

Student in TCU high school program works on medicines of tomorrow. (This article by Nicholas J. Ferrandino originally appeared in the 2017 issue of “Endeavors” magazine.) Fascinated by medicine and eager to take part in her elementary school’s science fair, Afeefah Khazi-Syed designed a project on the health benefits of proper etiquette. “My first science… Read more »

Mike Slattery is Taking the Lead On Discovery

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters, we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands… Read more »

Professor Patrick Flynn Named Research Exemplar

Patrick M. Flynn, Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology, director of the Institute of Behavioral Research and professor of psychology, was recently selected as a research exemplars in the STEM sector by the Professionalism & Integrity in Research program. Flynn’s research has included studies of national treatment outcomes, intervention trials, treatment costs, organizational functioning, implementation… Read more »

Saving Premature Babies

A doctor’s invention saves babies in the developing world (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” By anyone’s reckoning, Thomas Hansen ’70 has earned a retirement filled with long walks along the shore, late nights at the theater and invigorating travel. Yet upon stepping down as Seattle… Read more »

Eclipsing Research

TCU astronomer Kat Barger shines a light on the Milky Way’s origins About 4 1/2 billion years ago, at cosmic distances that are difficult to fathom, a star collapsed in on itself and exploded. Within 20 minutes of the core’s collapse, a shockwave streamed through the star’s surface in a burst of light that shone… Read more »

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in the Campus Commons Aug. 21

A partial solar eclipse will be visible between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Fort Worth Monday, Aug. 21. The College of Science & Engineering, the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education (College of Education) and Student Affairs have joined together to throw a viewing party in the Campus Commons. Members of the TCU… Read more »

TCU Researchers Part of Group Working to Boost Horned Frog Numbers

Phrynosoma cornutum, better known in these parts as the horned frog, is the official reptile of Texas, in addition to its duties as Texas Christian University’s beloved mascot. Texas has included the species on its endangered list since 1977 along with red harvester ants, which is its main source of food. The San Antonio Zoo… Read more »

Nutritional Sciences Students Help Educate Families about Healthy Eating Habits

The Department of Nutritional Sciences has teamed up with the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) to better the community through various initiatives that educate low-income families about healthy eating habits. Lyn Dart, associate professor and food management program director, cultivated the relationship with TAFB nearly 15 years ago and formed the Supervised Practice Experience program,… Read more »