(March 21, 2014) -- The Office of the Vice President for Research announces the Special Summer Seed Grant program awardees for summer 2014. This seed grant program was a one-time funding opportunity established to promote research and scholarship at the highest quality. A total of $100,000 was divided evenly among the 20 recipients.
Funding awards will support faculty experience in identifying and submitting applications to potential funding sources, to provide preliminary data to support applications for extramural funding, and to enhance scholarly and creative activities. The competition was extremely close, and all who submitted proposals demonstrated that UTSA was well on its way toward becoming a Tier One institution.
College of Architecture
Angela Lombardi, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Masonry Survey and Mortar Characterization of One of the San Antonio’s Mission: San Francisco De La Espada
College of Business
Charles Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security
Are Free Apps the New Solution to Software Piracy? The Impact of the Freemium Strategy on Mobile App Piracy in the Presence of Network Effects
Bruce Rudy, Assistant Professor, Department of Management
The Wal-Mart Effect? Considering the Social Implication of Explosive Corporate Growth
Kefeng Xu, Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences and Statistics
Can Product Recalls Be Profitable? Insights from Behavior Economic Models and Empirical Studies
Edgar Ghossoub, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Financial Structure and the Formulation of Monetary Policy
David Han, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences and Statistics
Time and Cost Constrained Optimal Designs of Step-stress Accelerated Life Tests
College of Education and Human Development
Juliet Langman, Associate Professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Engaging English Learners in the Language of Science (eELsci): A Professional Development Program for High School Biology Teachers
Becky Huang, Assistant Professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
The Role of Accent Familiarity in Speaking Assessment: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison between Chinese and Spanish Heritage and Non-Heritage Raters
Billie Jo Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
A Practical Approach for Teaching School Personnel to Develop Effective Function-Based Behavioral Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors
David P. Thompson, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Shattered Lives: What does it Mean When an Educator Sexually Abuses a Student
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Jason Yaeger, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Competition, Warfare and the Rise and Fall of Late Classic Maya Kingdoms
Ethan Wickman, DMA – Assistant Professor, Department of Music
Helios: A Concerto for Flute and Percussion Ensemble
Robert Hard, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ancient Maize Agriculture on the New Mexico Borderland
Melanie Stine, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Geomorphology of Southern Appalachian Peatlands
Aida Ramos-Wada, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
A Matter of the Heart: Covariates and Reasons for Latino/a Catholic to Protestant Conversion
Xiaohe Xu, Professor, Department of Sociology
Post-divorce Cohabitation and Remarriage: Does Religion Matter?
Bernadette Andrea, Professor, Department of English
Recovering and Re-Mapping Leo Africanus’s Mediterranean World in English Renaissance Discourses of Empire
Joanna Lambert, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Energy-Rich Food and the Ability to Carry It: Implications for Interpreting Primate Evolutionary Success
College of Public Policy
Johnelle Sparks, Associate Professor, Department of Demography
Examining the Impact of Segregation on Racial/Ethnic and Educational Differences in Allostatic Load
Corey Sparks, Assistant Professor, Department of Demography
Spatio-temporal Analysis of Disparities in Cancer Incidence in the State of Texas, 1995-2010
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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