APRIL 5, 2021 — As UTSA strives to achieve NRUF and Carnegie R-1 designation, our commitment to excellence in graduate research training is crucial to the institution’s success. One measure of graduate research training success is the number of external federal fellowships awarded to graduate students.
To encourage a culture where our students and their mentors prepare and submit competitive applications for national programs, The Graduate School launched the Graduate School Fellowship Incentive Program in fall 2020. The GSFIP pilot program encouraged students to submit applications to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and offered support and mentorship to UTSA graduate students as they navigated the competitive fellowship process.
“I am incredibly proud of all students who submitted NSF GRFP solicitations through The Graduate School’s pilot fellowship incentive program. The success rate of our fellowship applicants speaks to the outstanding research activity of our students, as well as the caliber of UTSA’s graduate programs,” says Ambika Mathur, vice provost and dean of The Graduate School. “I also want to extend my sincere gratitude for the altruistic nature of our faculty members who dedicated their time and effort to the students participating in this program.”The Graduate School would also like to thank the faculty members who served on the Internal Committee for Competitiveness as part of the GSFIP review process: Kiran Bhaganagar, Elias Bou-Harb, Eric Brey, Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Kelly Nash, Fidel Santamaria and Todd Troyer. Additionally, Zachary Tonzetich hosted an informational seminar and Q&A for prospective NSF GRFP participants to field questions about the process.
Given the success of graduate students utilizing the GSFIP pilot program, The Graduate School anticipates future partnerships through similar fellowship programs. “We look forward to continue encouraging excellence in graduate research activity, and hope to expand the GSFIP to include other approved federal agencies in the future,” Mathur added.
Led by UTSA Campus Recreation, these in-person group exercise sessions provide survivors a safe space to focus on their bodies' power to foster a sense of agency. Bring your mask and yoga mat and experience a soothing sound bath at sunrise. Students must register online before attending these sessions.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Communication between parents and youth can be difficult and the stress of COVID-19 and virtual learning may have made things worse. This is an opportunity for parents and youth, ages 9-17, to learn and share how to enchance communication.Virtual Event
The virtial event will feature undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from across the university. Students who have participated in research experiences beginning summer 2020 through Spring 2021 are invited to participate.Virtual Event
By participating in this training you will feel more prepared to recognize potential harm on a spectrum, decide how you would respond in certain situations and take action to keep our Roadrunner Community safe.Virtual Event
At UTSA, there are many ways to connect with others, gain relevant career experience, and leave your mark at a world-ranked university. With over 300 student organizations, there’s something for everyone at UTSA. Hear from various UTSA Students Leaders about their life as a Roadrunner and why UTSA is their new home.Virtual Event
This course is offered by UTSA's Employee Assistance Program EAP Deer Oaks. Every new beginning comes from something else ending, and in our ever changing world, it is essential to develop the ability topositively cope with change. This session provides participants with the insight to understand the nature of change and learn how to effectively deal with both the losses and the gains that change brings to one’s life.Virtual Event
On April 28, 2021, millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence. To support this movement our donation drive will be items that we will be putting together to make Care Kits. These Care Kits are for students, faculty and staff to get in case of an emergency and they need to leave the situation they're in ASAP and do not have time to pack.Ximenas Ave Garage
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