Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now accepting applications from SMU undergraduates for 2019-2020 Mayer Fellowships. Please review application instructions here.

  • Each academic year, DCII sponsors up to 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.


Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows for AY 2019-2020

Mentors: Emma Annette Wilson, English and Bradely Klein, Embrey Human Rights Program
"Eduation in the perceptions of the Iseaeli-Palestinian conflict"


Mentors: Brandilyn Stigler, Mathematics and Adam Norris, Biological Sciences
“Mathematical Modeling of Genetic Interactions in C. elegans"

Mentors: Daniel Millimet, Economics and Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program
"Female Workforce Participation in the Arabian Peninsula: An Analysis of the factors Affecting Female Employment Bahrain"

Mentors: Melissa Barden Dowling, History and Kacy L. Hollenback, Archaeology
"Archaeometric Analysis on Bridwell Library's Brick from Ur"

Mentors: Tim Cassidy, English and Bivin Sadler, Data Science

Mentors: Fredrick Olness, Physics and Pawet Wnuk, Practice in Bassoon and Instrumental Music
"Study of Basson Tone Qualitu from Acoustic Analyses"

To see previous year's Mayer Fellows, click here.