Science/Engineering

Safely view the partial solar eclipse by Frog Fountain

The Department of Physics & Astronomy plans to have two telescopes (solar and h-alpha) and other fun solar observing tools by TCU’s Frog Fountain for faculty, staff and students to safely view the partial solar eclipse this afternoon. The eclipse starts at 4:45 p.m., and they will be there starting around 4 p.m. to set… Read more »

Ralph Carter and Michael J. Chumley win top professor and mentor awards

On Sept. 9, during the 142nd fall convocation ceremony, Ralph Carter of political science and Michael J. Chumley of biology were recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and mentorship. Carter won the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, which includes a $25,000 prize. He was selected from eight finalists, each of… Read more »

TCU professors helping to map the universe

  Much as the Human Genome Project set out to map all the genes of members of the human race, the SDSS seeks to map the universe. Building on 14 years of extraordinary discoveries, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has launched a major program of three new surveys, adding novel capabilities to expand its… Read more »

Veterinarian fighting to save the rhino to visit TCU

South African wildlife veterinarian and rhino conservationist, Dr. William Fowlds, will be on TCU’s campus from April 21-26 to discuss the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa. Fowlds will give a lecture titled “Rhino conservation and human development in South Africa” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom, 2901… Read more »

Sports medicine conference coming to campus Feb. 27-28

The Department of Kinesiology will host the 2014 annual meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) at the BLUU on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28. All students and instructors with an interest in health, sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training and the use of “exercise as… Read more »

David Buss presents “Strategies of Human Mating”

The TCU Department of Psychology will host David M. Buss, Ph.D as a Green Honors Chair Scholar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Brown Lupton University Union Ballroom. Buss will present his lecture titled “Strategies of Human Mating.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Buss believes the key to understanding… Read more »

Plate Detective

IdeaFactory expands students’ knowledge of plate boundaries By Jen Truax, intern, Office of Strategic Communication Management The TCU IdeaFactory has developed another educational tool that focuses on earth science content delivered to middle school students. This product, called Plate Detective, complements the Pangea Mat & Cutter and Dance of the Continents, a performance by students…. Read more »

The doctors are in

By Kathryn Hopper As a high school senior in Michigan, Chris Kim knew he wanted to be a doctor but was trying to decide which college would best prepare him for medical school. “I was looking for good financial aid and a top-notch pre-health program and was deciding between TCU and Vanderbilt,” he said. “I… Read more »

Fighting breast cancer one penny at a time

by Shannon Listorti, CSE communications assistant Coins glittered inside glass beakers during the month of October as students and faculty used their spare change to donate toward breast cancer awareness and research. The College of Science & Engineering’s annual event, Pennies for the Cure, inspired both competition and charity among departments. This year, their efforts… Read more »