Ninety UTSA students participate in SACNAS conference
(Oct. 9, 2013) -- The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) annual conference commemorating the organization's 40th anniversary wrapped up over the weekend at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Nearly 4,000 participants from around the country attended sessions at the four-day event tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and career professionals at each stage of their careers as they move toward leadership positions in the sciences. The activities included oral and poster presentations by 900 students representing universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Ninety students from the UTSA College of Sciences, College of Engineering and College of Liberal and Fine Arts made presentations, and 43 students represented the College of Sciences Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS-RISE) program, Minority Access to Research Careers - Undergraduate Student Training for Academic Research (MARC-U*STAR), Work Study Research Training Program (WSRTP) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Program (LSAMP-BD). The winning entries received an official certificate and monetary award.
Competition winners are:
"Synthesis of guanidylated amphiphiles and bolaamphiphiles for siRNA encapsulation in gene-silencing therapy"
Mentor: George Negrete
"Do we predict as we age? An event-related potential study of sentence processing in Spanish-speaking older adults"
Mentor: Nicole Wicha
"Modifying mechanical and bioactive properties of hydroxyapatite scaffolds via collagen coatings"
Majors: Biology and Physics
Mentor: Joo Ong
"Determination of the effects of hyperbaric conditions on CMRO2 in rats during forepaw stimulation using fMRI"
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Timothy Duong (UTHSCSA)
"A structural analysis of twisted veins"
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Hai-Chao Han
Willie Hale Jr.
"That'll take them down a peg: Perceiving hypocrisy when threatened by others"
Mentor: David Pillow
Session for faculty on how to develop strong outreach and education components to meet NSF’s broader impacts requirements. (Note that the emphasis will not be on education components for NSF CAREER proposals, which are covered in an on-demand NSF CAREER webinar also available to UTSA faculty.)Virtual Event
This institute is for Graduate Students. It will consist of eight 45-minute sessions. Participants will be introduced to applications included in Adobe Creative Cloud, a tool that is free for all UTSA students. Attendees will be able to complete short projects that will give them the opportunity to produce artifacts that they can use to improve their digital literacy skills and prepare them for their life after they finish their UTSA journey.Virtual Event
Any organization wishing to participate in Dia en la Sombrilla must have two representatives from their org attend an official Informational Meeting. Our Informational Meetings will be held on two days: Tuesday, February 1st from 1-3 pm virtually and Thursday, February 3rd from 1-5 pm in the Bexar Room.Bexar Room, 1.102, H-E-B Student Union, Main Campus
For those who are eligible, booster vaccines are available at our on-campus clinics. Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your appointment.Denman Ballroom, SU 2.01.28, Main Campus
The string ensemble conducted by Troy Peters will perform in the Recital Hall. The concerts will also be live-streamed on the Department of Music's Facebook page and housed on our YouTube channel.Recital Hall, Main Campus
Our Wellbeing Peer Educators will be playing games and doing activities to help teach you about relevant health topics! Come stop by, play a game, learn a little bit, and win a prize.Central Plaza, Main Campus
Future Roadrunners will see what Roadrunner life is all about at UTSA Day. All of Main Campus transforms into our UTSA Day open house for Future Roadrunners and their families to explore the university experience.UTSA Main Campus, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249