News at Southwestern
23rd Annual Research and Creative Works Symposium
Southwestern Showcases Undergraduate Research and Creativity
Southwestern Receives $1 Million Commitment
The anonymous donation will go to creating more opportunities for first-generation students and securing further donations for the university’s future.
Transfer student and Sumners Scholar Emily Gilby ’21 shares her experiences working on political campaigns and as a legislative aide.
Computers and Creativity
Anna Krolikowski ’20 sees creativity and story as the common denominators of her English and computer science majors.
Holding Her Ground
Sumners Scholar Breely Peterson’s first job out of college? Working as a deputy press secretary for a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A World Traveler
Fulbright Scholar Brielle Read ’20 has been traveling the world and making a difference since the tender age of 14.
Capstone in the Time of COVID
A Southwestern senior shares their experience tackling the biggest project of their college career in the midst of a global pandemic.
Southwestern Undergraduate Recognized as 2021–2022 Newman Civic Fellow
Antonio Esparza ’22 is being honored for his commitment to solving public problems.
Southwestern University Again Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation
SU has been recognized for the third time for supporting civic education and voter participation.
Of Whales in Research
Physics major Hayden Smith ’20 is studying ocean engineering in hopes of pursuing a career in renewable energy.
Sarah Friday ’20 has published original research on art generated by artificial intelligence while double majoring in the seemingly disparate fields of art and computer science.
Solving Earth’s Problems from Space
German and physics double major Claire Harding ’20 interned with NASA and will be teaching English in Germany as a Fulbright English teaching assistant.
An Uncertain Semester in DC
Political science and environmental studies double major Keith Rupe ’22 makes the most of an anxiety-filled semester through public organizing in the nation’s capital.
A Future CEO
With her sights set on running her own business one day, Courtney King ’20 shares that making the world a better place is at the heart of all her endeavors.
The Internship Must Go on
Noel Pratts ’21 and Audrey Payton ’21 gain real-world experience in the virtual world.
With Energy to Spare
Recent physics graduate Mike May ’20 demonstrates how taking risks by learning outside your major is crucial to becoming a leader in innovation.
Fat over Lean
Mattie Mint ’22 shares about her journey into the professional world through the Kemper Scholar Program.
Collaborative Summer Research during a Pandemic
Southwestern students and faculty mentors engage in projects across the disciplines—remotely.
Pursuing Passion Projects
Southwestern’s Lab for Innovative Ventures and Entrepreneurship empowers students to take an idea from concept to business plan.
Becoming a Better Thinker through Science
Esther Nyaberi ’21 finds joy in researching apple snails, environmental DNA, and microplastics.
Shakespeare across Time, Languages, and Disciplines
Associate Professor of Theatre Sergio Costola and Associate Professor of English Michael Saenger coordinated a seminar on translating Shakespeare at an international conference in Rome.
No Worries, Mate: Appreciating the Ups and Downs Down Under
One Southwestern student’s experience studying abroad in Australia
The College–Town Internship Connection
Southwestern students engage in local government through internships with the City of Georgetown.
Leveraging a History Degree
Lily Rodriguez ’19 shares how her history major allowed her to succeed in a journalism internship with the Laredo Morning Times.