2022 News

CAMEE Researchers Received $2 Million in NASA Grants

September — CAMEE researchers recently got word that they received $2 million in NASA grants to continue research for the Artemis program through October 2024. They plan to use the funding to expand their research into robotic exploration of the moon. Learn more in the San Antonio Express-News article "NASA’s Artemis Program has San Antonio, South Texas Connections."

CAMEE Receives $2 Million Renewal Grant

September — In addition to supporting graduate and undergraduate researchers, the newly awarded funds will allow for laboratory renovations that will expand CAMEE’s research on extreme landscapes. See UTSA Today's "NASA’s $2M Renewal Grant to UTSA Strengthens Student Training in Extreme Environments."

Stephen Ackley Awarded the 2022 SCAR (Scientific Committe on Antarctic Research) Medal for International Coordination

August — An important SCAR activity is recognition of excellence in Antarctic and Southern Ocean research and outstanding service to the international Antarctic community.

CAMEE Eduational Outreach Featured in UTSA Today

June — As part of its ongoing effort to increase awareness and interest in STEM fields, CAMEE is organizing educational outreach programs to reach kids as early as possible, by focusing on elementary school children. Read about it in "UTSA CAMEE: Making STEM Accessible, One Student at a Time."

CAMEE PhD Student Karen Mendiondo Featured in San Antonio Woman's STEM Showcase

May — The May/June 2022 edition of San Antonio Woman included a Women in STEM special section.

CAMEE PhD Student Jullian Williams Receives Two Academic Awards

April — Jullian was selected for UTSA's highly competitive "Who's Who" award and the "Academic Meritocracy" award by Gamma Betta Phi.

CAMEE PhD Student Mansi Joshi Won First Place in the ¡Viva Science SA! Research Poster Competition

April — Hosted at the Witte Museum by UT Health San Antonio, the family-friendly event included interactive science booths, science themed art work, poster sessions, and science talks.

CAMEE Featured on Express News Front Page

April — UTSA is one of the higher-education institutions that NASA and other federal agencies are turning to for assistance to return astronauts to the moon in 2025. Read the article "UTSA Sharpens Research Focus on Space Exploration, Seeks Out SpaceX" and see the front page image.

CAMEE Student Research Spring Showcase Featured in UTSA Today

March — Undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in science and engineering present their research at the event. Read more in "Event highlights UTSA student research supporting NASA initiatives."

#ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike: CAMEE MS Student Ashley Aguilar

February — Ashley is set to graduate this year with her master’s in Geosciences and plans to work towards a PhD at UTSA. See the COS Student Spotlight on Ashley Aguilar.