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SMU biomechanics expert Peter Weyand and his colleagues are studying Usain Bolt’s running stride and how it affects the speed of the fastest human runner ever.
"I can share with them some of my experiences that they've never dreamed of or thought about — and show them that they can achieve it, too, because I look like them. . . . Now, I've got kids saying they want to design cars and robots and that kind of stuff," said SMU sophomore Jabari Ford, who volunteers at a local elementary school, motivating kids to learn to read. Read the story.
SMU is one of more than 100 institutions from around the world building hardware for a massive international experiment — a particle detector — that could change our understanding of the universe.
Eight SMU students, under the tutelage of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Pubic Responsibility, have embarked on an array of community service projects that are taking them from the Trinity River to Brazil, Bolivia and beyond.
The SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) team has been named one of eight semifinalists advancing in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje will oversee such areas as Student Life; the women’s, LGBT, multicultural, volunteer and leadership programs; and the Hegi Family Career Development Center.
Orientation at SMU, which begins in late June, is a two-step process. Through Academic Advising, Registration, & Orientation (AARO) & Mustang Corral, our mission is to prepare students for life at SMU.