Summer Symposium

Each summer, the Office of Engaged Learning sponsors the Summer Research Symposium, a weekly speaker series highlighting research and entrepreneurship by SMU faculty and invited guests. These events are open to the public. 

2023 Speakers

The Symposium will take place in the Hughes-Trigg Chamber. Wednesdays 12-1pm.

  • June 14: Dr. Candace Walkington, Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
  • June 21: Prof. Mary Spector, Professor, Dedman Law
  • June 28: Dr. Anindita Das, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • July 12: Dr. Ernest Jouriles, Professor, Psychology
  • July 19: Dr. Eli Olinick, Associate Professor, Operations Research & Engineering Management
  • July 26: Faculty Panel: Bouncing Back from Failure

Previous Speakers

  • Dr. Barbara Minsker, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. Stephanie Wilson, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Doug Gray, Director of Data Science, Walmart Global Tech
  • Dr. Heather De Shon, Professor of Earth Sciences
  • Dr. Doran Bennett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Andrew Davies, Director of Research, Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center
  • Grant and Ka'i Roberts Fu, Magnus Media Group
  • Dr. Priscilla Lui, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Janille Smith-Colin, Assistant Professor and Dr. Jessie Zarazaga, Clinical Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. Alejandro Aceves, Professor and Dr. Andrea Barreiro, Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Alex Quian, Author and Social Impact Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Joseph Camp, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Clay Carson, Senior Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Technologies
  • David Cherrie, CEO, Arcade
  • Dr. Dominique Baker, Assistant Professor of Education Policy & Leadership
  • Dr. Adam Herring, Professor of Art History
  • Dr. Maryann Cairns, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Sergio Guadarrama, Project Runway
  • Niraj Verma, PhD Student, SMU Chemistry
  • Dr. Alex Lippert, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Adam Norris, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Tony Cuevas, Clinical Professor. of Instructional Design
  • Dr. Simon Lee, Associate Professor of Population & Data Sciences, UT Southwestern
  • Dr. Holly Bowen, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Robert Kehoe, Professor of Physics
  • Kasi Holcomb-Webb, Senior, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. David Son, Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Jill Kelly, Associate Professor of History