2019 News

#ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike: Physics Senior Aldo Sepulveda
Aldo is applying to PhD programs in astronomy/astrophysics. He plans to become a research professor.
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CONNECT Prepares Students for Future Careers in Nuclear Security
The consortium will conduct basic and applied research that utilizes experimental and computational technologies to create a pipeline of diverse students with strong backgrounds in nuclear science, fissionable fuels fabrication and processing, nuclear materials characterization, nuclear forensic signatures, nuclear technology, and data and visual analytics.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Arturo Ponce-Pedraza Recognized at UTSA Innovation Awards - Recipients of Intellectual Property
Dr. Ponce-Pedraza's patent is for systems and methods for measuring magnetic fields produced within microscopes. The patent team also included Miguel José Yacamán and John Eder Sanchez.
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Drs. Kelly Nash and Elizabeth Sooby Wood Receive $3 Million National Nuclear Security Administration Grant
Their collaborative project, CONNECT-the CONsortium on Nuclear sECurity Technologies, will conduct basic and applied research that exploits experimental and computational technologies to address grand challenges in nuclear science and engineering pertaining to nuclear security.

Dr. Lindsay Fuller Received the Best Poster Award at the San Antonio Postdoc Forum
The San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum is hosted by the UT Health San Antonio Postdoctoral Association and provides an opportunity to showcase research by postdocs at the TBRI, USAISR, UT Health San Antonio, and UTSA.

Doctoral Student Tara Gray Awarded a UTSA Graduate School Distinguished Research Fellowship
This competitive award program provides a stipend and tuition and fee support of up to $40,000 for one academic year, allowing Ph.D. candidates to work full-time on their dissertations.
» UTSA Today

Congratulations to Ph.D. Graduate Student Lizeth Magaña on her NASA FINESST Proposal Award
Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) is prestigious and very competitive, with a less than 10% selection rate for planetary. NASA peer-reviewed a total of 966 proposals that were submitted to the inaugural Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology.

Computer Science Student and Amateur Astronomer Ethan Chappel Detects Possible Impact on Jupiter
Ethan is a student at the Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory. He is only the 7th person to capture an asteroid impact on Jupiter.
» Sky & Telescope

Dr. Chris Packham Recognized for Improving STEM Education in San Antonio
Dr. Packham received an Eddy award from the School of Science and Technology. The award honors parents and community members who work with students and educators to help them achieve their goals and succeed.
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UTSA Welcomed as a New Member Institution of The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
AURA is a consortium of U.S. institutions and international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories on behalf of NASA and the NSF.

Physics Junior Aldo Sepulveda Awarded the Distinguished Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship was created to foster young talent in the areas of natural science, engineering, and mathematics.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Marcelo Marucho Awarded $1.5 Million from the NIH for Research on Cytoskeleton Filaments
The funding will help Dr. Marucho continue his research on cytoskeleton's actin filaments and to look more in-depth at microtubules.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Elizabeth Sooby Wood Studies Safer Fuels for Nuclear Power
Dr. Sooby Wood is testing a uranium-silicon fuel that potentially could be a safer fuel material for nuclear power plants.
» Rivard Report

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