Undergraduate Student Research in Dedman College

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


Marshall Scholar

Rahfin Faruk, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, and Religious Studies

The Marshall Scholarship is awarded annually to 40 intellectually distinguished Americans to advance knowledge in the scholars’ chosen fields and to promote understanding of Britain. 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.

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Presidential Fellow

Ryan Cross, Political Science and International Studies

Ryan Cross was selected as a Presidential Fellow for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in his sophomore year. Read more.