Science/Engineering

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 »

Pennies for the Cure competition Oct. 14-30

The CSE Student Advisory Board is leading the College in a second “Pennies for the Cure” competition, raising money for the “Frogs for the Cure” project that combats breast cancer. Last year CSE raised more than $400 for this cause. The contest rules are the same as last year. Erlenmeyer flasks will be located in… Read more »

University announces the Pre-Health Professions Institute

Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. today announced the formation of the TCU Pre-Health Professions Institute, part of an effort to raise the profile of TCU’s pre-health program, already considered one of the best in Texas. The Chancellor said, “I am pleased to announce today that this stellar program has been elevated to institute status. Because… Read more »

Matt Chumchal assumes chair of TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Program

Matt Chumchal, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, assumed the chair of TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Program (PHPP) on June 1. He succeeds Phil Hartman, Ph.D., dean of TCU’s College of Science & Engineering, and is only the fifth chair in the program’s 100-year history. Shauna McGillivray, assistant professor of biology, has been appointed associate chair. Chumchal… Read more »

The Rees-Jones Foundation makes $20 million gift to support work with at-risk children at TCU

The Rees-Jones Foundation has made a $20 million gift to the TCU Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. The Institute conducts research, education, training and advocacy focused on children suffering from trauma-induced developmental issues that lead to social, behavioral and emotional problems. Among the principal interests of The Rees-Jones Foundation are promoting the… Read more »