Thank you for opening this edition of TCU Endeavors, the new publication to showcase creativity and scholarship by TCU faculty. You may have received the printed version and are now coming to the online publication to get the “rest of the story.” This electronic version continues the stories and includes information about ongoing sponsored projects as well as some graduate student work that has been recently presented at conferences.
I am pleased to have been a part of bringing a faculty scholarship publication back to TCU. The real work, however, was not done by me. Thanks is owed to the faculty whose works are shared here. And many thanks to the TCU Publications staff, in particular Nancy Bartosek and Tracy Bristol, and web developer Huy Tran who have accomplished all the technical work to bring this about.
If you would like to receive a copy of this and future printed versions, please let me know. I hope you enjoy reading about the exciting endeavors of our faculty.
Building a better way to build an airplane
When Lockheed needed help applying “lean,” they turned to Tyson Browning.
Devising a new way of teach science
High school students around the state are getting into science like never before, thanks to a collaboration between two TCU researchers.
Probing differences in heart disease
Dennis Cheek wondered why men and women present different heart attack symptoms. The answer may be in our blood.
Fostering a better way to communicate
Paul Schrodt finds communication styles in fractured families can affect well-being in kids.
Examining the state of elder care
Regional differences in support for the elderly can make a big difference in those last, precious years.
Digging into the deepest past
Geology Chairman Richard Hanson’s research is challenging long-held theories about our world’s early beginnings.
Premiering new works at Carnegie Hall
So, how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Six TCU musicians know how.
Sweating the small stuff
Energy harvesting machines tinier than the width of a single hair — coming to a cell phone near you