McMurry science faculty headed down to Pine street to have an afternoon coffee with the combined faculties of the Texas Tech Abilene School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.
We had a great turn-out, and met a lot of awesome faculty members who are doing very interesting things.
The goal was to get to know each other’s interests and roles at the different schools in the hopes of strengthening our relationships and finding opportunities to collaborate with research and preparing tomorrow’s health care professionals.
The coffee concluded with with a tour of the simulation lab at the nursing school and the academic research labs in the School of Pharmacy. One of the most interesting things we saw was the digital anatomy table (Anatomage). We were all fascinated and plan to bring the Human Physiology students over for a look this spring.
Thanks to Deans Pearl Merritt and Cindy Raehl for hosting us! It was very beneficial, and we are looking forward to finding more ways to collaborate in the future.
This semester, SNCS has launched a new initiative to build community and student engagement. ”Science Fridays” are being held every Friday from 12-2 pm to bring together faculty and students in science courses for Friday lunches, academic club activities, fun, and special events. Tutoring is available for interested students, as well as opportunities to meet with other science majors, successful alumni, and friends of the University.
The initiative is being underwritten in part by Intuitive Systems, makers of VirtualUnknown(TM) Microbiology educational software. The company was founded by McMurry alums John Parker MD, Lon Outland, and Gary Wilson, and has been a generous long-time supporter of the sciences at McMurry.
The next Science Friday event will be September 19th, when “Contagion” will be shown, starting at noon-ish in Science 101. Come grab a bag of popcorn and a drink and let a medical crisis entertain you on a Friday afternoon!
We hope that when special groups or prospective students come to visit, they encounter a science community where students and faculty work and play together in a fun and productive atmosphere. Our science programs are taking a bold step to become campus leaders in actively supporting student success! We want McM science and math students to survive and thrive.
If you are in town on Fridays, stop by from 12:00 to 2:00! We would love to have you meet our students!