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SWRI, UTSA Jointly Awards $200,000 to Kick-start Photoresponsive Nanomaterials Research

SWRI, UTSA Jointly Awards $200,000 to Kick-start Photoresponsive Nanomaterials Research

Kelly Nash, assistant professor in the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Dr. Benjamin Furman, a research engineering in Southwest Research Institute’s Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, have been selected to receive $200,000 in seed funding for their collaborative research proposal, “Photoresponsive Polymeric Composites Utilizing UV-Light Harvesting from Upconverting…

UTSA Scholar Heather Shipley Honored by Engineering Peers

UTSA Scholar Heather Shipley Honored by Engineering Peers

UTSA Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Heather Shipley has been awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) New Faculty in Teaching Award. The award was established by the ASCE’s Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) project and the ASCE’s Committee on Faculty Development to recognize and reward…

Lackland City Fourth Graders Consider Careers in Forestry

Lackland City Fourth Graders Consider Careers in Forestry

Eva Domiguez’s outgoing fourth grade class can tell you all about biomes and tree rings. They can even tell you what sustainability is and why it’s important. The Lackland City Elementary class participated in a yearlong series of science lessons, brought to their classroom by UTSA undergraduates and graduate students…

UTSA Alumna wins $50,000 for New Stent-Graft Start-Up

UTSA Alumna wins $50,000 for New Stent-Graft Start-Up

Jordan Kaufmann, a recent Biomedical Engineering PhD graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering, has won the University of Texas Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition and $50,000 in seed funding for developing a new stent-graft that has been shown to prevent aneurysm leakage following…

UTSA launches the Water Institute of Texas

UTSA launches the Water Institute of Texas

The University of Texas at San Antonio has launched the Water Institute of Texas to promote collaboration between nearly three dozen UTSA researchers who are studying water related issues. Scholars in the Institute will provide data, information, and technology and policy solutions to decision makers and companies developing short and…

Deadline looming for San Antonio Writing Project’s Young Writer’s Camp

Deadline looming for San Antonio Writing Project’s Young Writer’s Camp

Calling all young writers! The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) will host its 2012 Young Writer’s Camp from June 18 to June 22 at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus. Incoming fourth through 12th graders are eligible to participate. The Young Writer’s Camp will offer emerging…

UTSA named one of 12 SA2020 lead partners

UTSA named one of 12 SA2020 lead partners

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Public Policy has been named the lead partner of the SA2020 “Government Accountability and Civic Engagement” focus area, one of 11 areas outlined in Mayor Julian Castro’s SA2020 to transform San Antonio into a world-class city over the next eight…

UTSA Hosts Texas Rural Challenge June 13-14

UTSA Hosts Texas Rural Challenge June 13-14

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development will host the third annual Texas Rural Challenge on June 13-14 in San Marcos, Texas at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 1001 McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666. The statewide, two-day conference will help rural Texas communities build…

UTSA Alum Named Northside ISD Superintendent

UTSA Alum Named Northside ISD Superintendent

Brian T. Woods, a doctoral graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has been named the new superintendent of Northside Independent School District (NISD) by a unanimous final vote of the district’s Board of…

UTSA Alumna, Advisors Launch Cardiovate to Offer Surgeons New Stent-Graft to Prevent Aortic Aneurysm Rupture

UTSA Alumna, Advisors Launch Cardiovate to Offer Surgeons New Stent-Graft to Prevent Aortic Aneurysm Rupture

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) alumna Jordan Kaufmann, Ph.D., UTSA College of Engineering Dean Mauli Agrawal and UT Medicine San Antonio cardiologist Steven Bailey, M.D. have launched Cardiovate, a technology start-up that will offer a new and much-needed cardiovascular stent-graft to prevent aneurysm leakage following cardiovascular surgeries. Kaufmann,…

UTSA International Trade Center Reports Great Results in 2011 Annual Report

UTSA International Trade Center Reports Great Results in 2011 Annual Report

Clients at the International Trade Center, located in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, reported global sales of $210 million (USD) and 1,424 jobs created/retained in South Texas as a result of the assistance received from the International Trade Center during 2011. This and…

Alan Shoho named American Council on Education Fellow

Alan Shoho named American Council on Education Fellow

Alan Shoho, professor in the UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for 2012–2013. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and…

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