Computer Science and Physics students secure REU positions

Ricky Garcia (Physics) and David Charles (Computer Science) have both secured funded research positions for the summer.

REU stands for Research Experiences for Undergraduates,  and the purpose is to involve groups of undergraduate students in research supervised by a faculty members working on a federally funded project.   The REU positions are competitive, and students must apply by submitting personal statements, transcripts, and letters of reference from McMurry faculty.  The selected students will spend the full summer working on their project with housing and a living stipend provided by the host institution.

David Charles will be working at Texas Tech in the field of Declarative Programming and Healthcare/Space Exploration.  He will have opportunities to visit well known labs at Texas Tech, local hospitals, a NASA-sponsored research lab, and companies in the areas of Cybersecurity, Energy, Healthcare and Space Exploration.

Ricky Garcia hasn’t been assigned his project yet, but he will be working in the area of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M in College Station.  This field deals with product improvement, manufacturing, and automation as well as the data processing, quality assurance, and supply chain management aspects necessary to distribute technological products.

We are very excited for these two students, and want to congratulate them on their success!


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Mock interviews for PREP students

PREP interviews, 2014Students enrolled in PREP 2106, Pre-Professional Seminar for Health Fields, participated in mock interviews today.

Drs. Jan and Dennis O’Connell (Hardin-Simmons School of Physical Therapy), Mr. Justin Crowe (physician recruiter from Hendrick Hospital), Dr. Cameo Harvey (McMurry alum and therapeutic optometrist), and Mrs. Debra Burchett (Executive Director, Medical Care Mission) took time from their busy schedules to give students an authentic experience of sitting in the “hot seat” for a professional interview.

The students were nervous, but performed well and all of them will feel more at ease the next time!  And the next time, for most of them, will be when applying for medical or dental school.

We appreciate our volunteer interviewers and want them to know that the student find this experience extremely worthwhile!

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