(June 2, 2011)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded $200,000 to UTSA researchers and their collaborators through the Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and the Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC) program.
The funding programs help UTSA faculty establish new, innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs in one or more of UTSA's five strategic areas of excellence: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development, and sustainability.
The following proposals, contingent upon next year's funding, will receive 2012-2013 seed grant money:
FY 2013 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Winners
Award total: up to $30,000 per project
"The Latina Paradox: Psychosocial and Sociocultural Aspects of Low Birthweight"
Co-Principal Investigator: Kathryn Fleuriet, UTSA Department of Anthropology
Co-PI: Thankam Sunil, UTSA Department of Sociology
"Fully Integrated Nano-biochip for Rapid and Point-of-Care Medical Diagnosis"
Co-PI: Liang Tang, UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering
Co-PI: Youngjoong Joo, UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Soy as an Innovative Dietary Component in Abdominal Obesity Management Among Latinas"
Co-PI: Meizi He, UTSA Department of Health and Kinesiology
Co-PI: Peter Kochunov, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
"BIGH3-Derived Peptides: Mediators of Chronic Inflammation"
Co-PI: Richard LeBaron, UTSA Department of Biology
Co-PI: Reto Asmis, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
FY 2013 Tenure-Track Research Award Competition
Award Maximum: $22,000 per project
"Archaeological Investigations of the Preceramic to Early Preclassic Transition in the Maya Lowlands"
Principal Investigator: M. Kathryn Brown, UTSA Department of Anthropology
"Foundation Protection of Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructures: A Computational Approach Toward Sustainability and Resilience"
PI: Xiaofeng Liu, UTSA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Unraveling the Roles of Myogenin in Muscle Cell Differentiation"
PI: Paul Mueller, UTSA Department of Biology
"Systematic Design of Novel Molybdenum-Disulfide Nanocatalysts"
PI: Xochtil Lopez-Lozano, UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy
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H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
The UTSA Confucius Institute hosts this lecture series on China's Green Movement with Liu Jianqiang, investigative reporter and former Beijing editor for chinadialogue, and Gary Marcuse, Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.01.12), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
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