Science/Engineering

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 »

TCU astrophysics team helps map the universe

Secrets of the night sky By Kathryn Hopper, TCU Magazine Using a high-powered telescope perched on a New Mexican mountaintop, TCU researchers are taking a close-up look at distant stars. They are part of the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), a survey aimed at better understanding thousands of red giant stars in the… Read more »