Science/Engineering

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 »