(Aug. 3 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) ranks No. 7 among the minority-serving institutions in the nation that received the most federal research obligations (expenditures) for science and engineering, according to updated data released by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fiscal year 2015.
In FY 2015, UTSA expended $23.3 million in federal funding to support its sponsored projects, an increase over the $20.9 million it expended in FY 2014. Of that, $21.5 million of FY15 federal expenditures were for R&D initiatives, which supported top-tier research in cloud-computing security, the creation of cloud-computing testbeds, the development of new technology to demystify complex brain processes and other important projects. During this time, federal funding supported the creation of UTSA programs aimed at providing mentorship and assistance to financially disadvantaged students interested in engineering and science.
“Federal funding is important to UTSA because it allows us to invest in groundbreaking research initiatives that generate new leads and discoveries and attract top global talent to the university,” said Bernard Arulanandam, UTSA interim vice president for research. “UTSA’s innovative environment benefits our students, who learn and receive training from leading researchers in their fields, as they prepare to become the next generation of science and engineering leaders, and it benefits our society, as the breakthroughs in science, engineering and technology happening on campus helps us all.”
Funding for minority-serving institutions increased by one percent from FY 2014 to FY 2015 according to the NSF. By contrast, federal science and engineering funding to all U.S. universities declined by two percent in FY 15.
UT-El Paso and UT-Rio Grande Valley were also included in the National Science Foundation’s ranking, earning the No. 4 and 17 spots, respectively.
UTSA is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 100 in the nation, according to Times Higher Education.
Learn more about the findings of the recent National Science Foundation Study. See Table 4 for funding to minority serving institutions.
Learn more about UTSA research.
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
San Antonio area high school and undergraduate students who participated in UTSA’s TRiO Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and McNair Scholars programs will present their summer research projects and compete for top honors at the 8th annual symposium.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
This event guides seniors and graduate students on the last phase of their college career and prepares recent alumni within one year of graduation for the world of work. Workshops and sessions will provide information on interview skills, job search strategies and networking.Student Union, University Career Center, 2nd floor, Main Campus
The gala brings together UTSA alumni, friends and guests to celebrate the association's 41 years of scholarships, services, programs and the 2018 Alumni Award recipients.Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
As part of the citywide Kidcation and the ITC's free second Sunday, kids and families will have an opportunity to interact with cowboy docents, practice their skills at roping, learn about life on the cattle drives, make their own spurs, grab a seat for cowboy story time and work on cowboy-themed hands-on crafts.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Dozens of fun and free events to welcome new and returning Roadrunners.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Join Roadrunner Nation for this season's home opener versus Big 12 foe Baylor. Come early to tailgate then cool off inside the Alamodome and enjoy cheering on your 'Runners!Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio