Research and Awards

Undergraduates in Dedman College have the unique opportunity to participate in research as early as their first year. These real-world experiences confronting and solving genuinely new problems provide an excellent preparation for life after SMU in a variety of career paths. Many Dedman College students have gone on to win prestigious awards for research and ideas cultivated right here on campus.

Prestigious Student Awards


Schwarzman Scholar

Jared Burleson, double major in Physics and Mathematics and a minor in Chinese.

Jared Burleson was named a 2022 Schwarzman Scholar, one of 154 students selected globally to receive the honor. Read more.

Barrett Stout

Fulbright Program Awards

Barrett Stout, History and Anthropology, minors in European Studies, Human Rights, and Spanish. Awarded an ETA to Spain.

Brittany Rigg, Double major in English and Education and currently completing her M.Ed. Awarded an ETA to Greece. Read more



Schwarzman Scholar

Benjamin H. Chi, Biochemistry, Health and Society

Benjamin H. Chi was named a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar, one of 140 students selected globally to receive the honor. Read more.