Science/Engineering

Research Apprentices Program offers early start in science

In astronomer Kat Barger’s research group you’ll find the usual mix of undergraduate and graduate students — and one very bright 11-year-old. “I try to attract diverse students to our lab as much as possible,” she says. Cannan Huey-You, a high school senior, is the youngest of more than a dozen high school students who participate… Read more »

Helping parents cope with raising a child with autism

Parents with children recently diagnosed with autism often have a single-minded focus on the needs of their child. “When we talk to families, they’ll often say, ‘Oh, don’t waste your time on me. Focus on my kids,’” says Naomi Ekas, assistant professor of psychology in the College of Science & Engineering at TCU. “But studies… Read more »

TCU basketball player talks about saving a rhino’s life

Saving a Rhino’s Life Changed Mine  Bittersweet. I never would have imagined that the best day of my life would contain one of the worst moments of my life as well. But that’s exactly what dehorning a rhino was like for me. Finally getting a chance to be face to face with such a majestic… Read more »

TCU receives 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

Texas Christian University is one of seven colleges and universities selected to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization. True to the legacy of the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, for whom NAFSA’s Simon Awards are named, the seven U.S. colleges and universities that were selected have demonstrated remarkable innovation and… Read more »

TCU Institute of Child Development updates name to honor late founder

The TCU Institute of Child Development announced this morning that it is changing its name to the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development in honor of late founder and director Karyn Purvis, effective immediately. Purvis devoted her life to healing “children from hard places,” a term she coined to describe children who have experienced some… Read more »

Dr. Karyn Purvis ’97 (MS ’01 PhD ’03) 1949-2016

Internationally renowned child development expert Dr. Karyn Sue Brand Purvis devoted her life and academic pursuits to helping “children from hard places,” a phrase she coined to describe youngsters affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. “She’s a child whisperer. There’s not a child she cannot heal,” psychology professor Dr. David Cross, her longtime mentor and… Read more »

Her name is Hope

Learn about the TCU Rhino Initiative and the rhino crisis through the eyes of a TCU student. The College of Science & Engineering, in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts, announce the grand opening of the TCU Rhino Exhibit, “Her name is Hope.” The exhibition features artwork and photography by senior studio art major… Read more »

TCU and UNT Health Science Center select dean for new M.D. school

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., says new school will impact health care in Texas for generations Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center have selected Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, as the founding dean of the new M.D. school the two institutions are establishing in Fort Worth…. Read more »