In 1962, a group of distinguished scientists arrived in North Dallas to undertake an ambitious experiment – to build a “Community of Scholars” in the Southwest to conduct fundamental research and provide graduate-level education in science and mathematics.
Their endeavors formed the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, a precursor to The University of Texas at Dallas. The first research divisions were atmospheric and space sciences, geosciences, and mathematics and mathematical physics. These soon were followed by a division devoted to molecular science and genetics. Together these programs formed the core that would become the university’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
During the next several months, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will celebrate its Founders’ 50th anniversary in tribute to the dedicated individuals who laid its foundation.
|Dec 8-13, 2013
||XXVII Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics||Beth Keithly972-883-4568 Questions? Email me.
|April 4, 2013||23rd Royston Clowes Memorial Lecture||Victoria Winters|
|Oct 26, 2012||Celebrate 50 Years of Geosciences, Lecture & Open House reception||Georgetta Oliver 972-883-6120
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Browse the Pages of History
The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies produced annual reports from 1963 through 1969. The reports below highlight research projects and operations, and are filled with historical information and photographs.
- GRCSW 1963 Annual
- GRCSW Annual Report 1964-1965
- GRCSW Annual Report 1965-1966
- SCAS Annual Report 1966-1967
- SCAS Annual Report 1967-1968
- SCAS Final Annual Report 1968-1969
- Updated: September 13, 2013