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UTSA College of Sciences to host Oct. 5 research conference

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UTSA physics doctoral student Gilberto Casillas

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(Sept. 10, 2012) -- The UTSA College of Sciences will host the 2012 Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 in the University Center ballroom foyer on the UTSA Main Campus.

>> The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14.

This year's theme, "Collaborative Basic and Translational Research in the Sciences," will feature faculty presentations, student oral and poster presentations, exhibitor booths and a closing award ceremony.

Charles Wilson, director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute and Ewing Halsell Chair of Biology, will provide the 3 p.m. keynote address, "It's All in Your Head: Neurosciences Research at UTSA."

UTSA students and faculty, and researchers across South Texas are encouraged to submit abstracts representing various disciplines including:

  • Neuroscience
  • Stem cells and development
  • Infectious diseases
  • Physics and astronomy
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Computer science
  • Energy and the environment

Abstracts submitted will be reviewed for oral presentations by the chairs in the designated disciplines. Students who present posters and oral presentations also will be eligible to compete for awards.

To submit an abstract, for more information or to register, visit the UTSA College of Sciences Research Conference website or contact Cheryl Negrete at 210-458-5168.

 

 

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Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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