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Meet a Roadrunner: Floyd Wormley wants to help COS reach $100 million in research funding

Floyd Wormley

Floyd Wormley

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(July 3, 2013)—Meet Floyd Wormley, the recently appointed Associate Dean for Research in the UTSA College of Sciences.

Wormley has been at UTSA since 2005 and is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. The center was established to focus state and national attention on UTSA in the fields of molecular microbiology, immunology, medical mycology, virology, microbial genomics, vaccine development and biodefense.

In his new role, Wormley will work alongside College of Sciences Dean George Perry to promote the advancement of research within the College of Sciences. Additionally, Wormley looks to help UTSA grow in extramural research funding, graduate education and develop processes to support the research infrastructure of the College of Sciences and the university.

“The biggest challenge is going to be making sure that the College of Sciences is the college that brings in $100 million dollars in research funding,” added Wormley. “I have faith that it can happen and so we are going to push for that. You have to set your goals high and if you fall one to two million short, then we should still be okay.”

Wormley says he still plans to balance his service obligations to UTSA with his ongoing research efforts in microbial pathogenesis and medical mycology. His balance will also include teaching two classes while maintaining his obligations to his family and church.

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Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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