(Feb. 6, 2013) -- UTSA faculty and staff explored research funding opportunities at a discussion led Jan. 31 by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) representative Steve Roberts, Ph.D. Roberts visited UTSA on behalf of ORAU, a consortium of more than 100 research institutions across the nation. UTSA joined ORAU in 2006.
Together, ORAU's member institutions seek to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies and private industry. Robert's office provides awards to ORAU member universities, and identifies and promotes funding opportunities by facilitating inter-institutional relationships to support increased funding for scientific research and education.
In addition to his discussion with UTSA faculty and staff, Roberts visited with President Ricardo Romo; Provost John Frederick; Miguel Yacaman, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Physics; and Jim Massaro, assistant vice president for research security.
Roberts also toured the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, the core facility for the UTSA Simulation, Visualization and Real-time Prediction Center, and the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory. The latter houses Helenita, one of the world's most advanced transmission electron microscopes. The microscope allows nanotechnology researchers to see samples magnified 20 million times their original size.
"ORAU provides UTSA a unique opportunity through its consortium and affiliation with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory," said Massaro. "From very expensive specialized equipment to high power computing, UTSA has state-of-the-art capabilities within easily accessible reach. In addition, the sky is the limit in faculty and student internships, access to special awards and partnerships with some of the finest universities in the country. Dr. Roberts brought all this and more to his presentation."
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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
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
UTSA Arbor Day event where volunteers will plant trees and give away 100 sapling trees to neighbors in the surrounding communities.
Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5, Main Campus
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