College of Science & Engineering
- More than 40 percent of undergraduate majors are engaged in research, the majority of which involves students working directly with faculty. Students have the opportunity to receive up to $1,400 in research funding.
- More than 300 students presented their research findings at the annual Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium.
- All engineering and computer science seniors participate in yearlong capstone design projects funded by industry sources.
- The College of Science & Engineering houses the national office of the pre-health professions honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta.
- The Institute of Child Development is a worldwide leader, providing an innovative curriculum and instruction to assist parents and professionals in the care and treatment of vulnerable children. The institute has just moved into the state-of-the-art Rees-Jones Hall, a crown jewel in TCU’s Academy of Tomorrow initiative.
- The Department of Psychology and the Institute of Behavioral Research developed TCU Mapping Enhanced Counseling, an internationally recognized innovation for drug addiction treatment.
• College of Science & Engineering faculty have been awarded millions of research dollars for investigating child development, galaxy mapping, sustainability, wind energy, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, mercury contamination, the psychology of obesity and other projects.
- The Monnig Meteorite Gallery, which houses one of the finest university-based meteorite collections in the world, features a prized piece of Mars.
- The TCU IdeaFactory, one of several new interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial activities in the college, allows students to develop and commercialize innovative educational curricula.
- The School of Geology, Energy & the Environment, together with the Neeley School of Business, provides programs in the fields of geology, engineering, energy and professional land management.
Point of pride:
Participants in the Pre-Health Professions Institute have garnered an 80 percent acceptance rate to medical school — twice the state and national average — over several decades.
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Kara Duval, photo by Susan Vogel