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.
Mentors: David Doyle, History and Honors Program and Maria Melgarejo, Spanish
"Overcoming Barriers: Communicating Through Translators on Mission Trips and how Language, Culture, and Religion are Bound"
Mentors: Jonathan Bitting, Finance and Stephen Robertson, Statistical Sciences
“Short Interest's Effect on Return Distribution"
Mentors: Monnie McGee, Statistical Science and Barnaby Fitzgerald, Art
"The Perfect Painting: A Study of What Make Visual Artwork Likeable or Not"