Programs

Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these majors/minors must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a substantial research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to the development and completion of their research project. Each Mayer Fellow is required to produce a substantial research paper and to present his/her findings in a public forum to which all fellows, faculty mentors and other members of the SMU community are invited. 

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is pleased to announce the following Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Katelyn Gough

“The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan”
Mentors: Jim Hollifield, Political Science and Caroline Brettell, Anthropology

Mehdi Hami

“The Hidden Cost of French Healthcare on Taxpayers” 
Mentors: Chelsea Brown, Political Science and Paola Buckley, French

Kyle Nakatsuka

"A Bioinformatics Approach to Understanding Aging Mechanisms” 
Mentors: Sveta Radyuk, Biology and Michael Hahsler, EMIS

Eva Pollitt

“Contemporary Russian Theatre in Sociopolitical Context” 
Mentors: Gretchen Smith, Theater and Tatiana Zimakova, World Languages

Christopher Roig

“Modulational Instability and Energy Transfer by Radiance and Turbulence” 
Mentors: Benho Rumpf, Mathematics and Kent Hornbostel, Physics