Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows

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.

  • Current Fellows

    Allison Kim

    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"

    Julian LaNeve

    Mentors: Jonathan Bitting, Finance and Stephen Robertson, Statistical Sciences
    “Short Interest's Effect on Return Distribution"

    Tara Greig

    Mentors: Monnie McGee, Statistical Science and Barnaby Fitzgerald, Art
    "The Perfect Painting: A Study of What Make Visual Artwork Likeable or Not"

Fellow Archive