Tag: Texas State University

Texas State lands NSF grant to study, improve language use in algebra instruction

Cody Patterson, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Texas State University, has received a $445,000 National Science Foundation grant to study ways to improve the teaching of algebra in middle and high schools to better prepare students for the rigors of college algebra. The three-year interdisciplinary project, “Reasoning Language for Teaching Secondary Algebra (ReLaTe-SA)” is a Level I Exploratory project in… Read more »

Texas State devotes 3D printers to producing coronavirus testing swabs

Texas State University is putting idled 3D printers to work producing swabs for COVID-19 tests. Texas State got involved in the project when the City of Austin approached the university to assist in the vetting of a 3D printed prototype of a swab that could be used for testing. Currently, the primary bottleneck to increase testing capabilities in Texas as well as the U.S.… Read more »

$1 million gift honors Eugene Payne with endowed chair in McCoy College of Business

Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business. The McCoy College of Business Foundation will match the donation, creating a total endowment of $2 million to enhance the research capabilities of the college. At McCoy’s request, the endowed chair will be named in honor of Eugene E. Payne,… Read more »

Texas State respiratory therapy students joining the front lines against pandemic

Ascension Seton Williamson medical center in Round Rock has hired 10 seniors from Texas State University’s respiratory care program to help shore up a personnel shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Respiratory Care, part of the College of Health Professions at Texas State’s Round Rock Campus, previously loaned four ventilators to Ascension Seton Williamson to help treat patients afflicted with the… Read more »

Big Ideas TXST podcast tells the story of narco traffickers who are pushing deeper and deeper into the remote rainforests of Central America, clearcutting huge swaths to establish cattle ranches to launder drug money

Jennifer Devine, assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas State University, and Nate Currit, associate professor and director of the Texas Center for Geographic information Sciences, discuss the staggering environmental destruction and human suffering being wrought in episode 5 of the Big Ideas TXST podcast.            Narco traffickers are pushing deeper and deeper into the remote rainforests of Central America, clearcutting huge swaths to… Read more »

$1 million gift establishes Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship

Mrs. Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish the first endowed Presidential Research Professorship. At Mrs. McCoy’s request, the endowed presidential professorship will be named in honor of Texas State President Denise M. Trauth, recognizing her on-going leadership as the university’s ninth president. Since Trauth became Texas State president in 2002, the university has been designated… Read more »

Texas State announces $30 million in financial assistance from Bobcat Cares Program

Texas State University announces the Bobcat Cares program to provide funds directly to currently enrolled and eligible students with COVID-19 related expenses, emergency grants to all students enrolled in summer courses, pro-rated refunds of certain spring semester charges, and a new scholarship to cover fee and tuition costs for the fall 2020 semester.  The $30 million in student assistance includes over $15 million in… Read more »

Texas State expands Bobcat Promise in response to COVID-19 pandemic – Currently accepted freshmen with a family annual adjusted gross income of $50,000 now eligible for free tuition

Texas State University has expanded the tuition-free Bobcat Promise program to give more Texas students the chance to attend the university despite the growing financial uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bobcat Promise is designed to increase access for Texas students with a family adjusted gross income (AGI) that does not exceed $50,000 annually. Previously, the upper AGI limit was set at $35,000. “Expanding… Read more »

Chin family awards scholarship to each third-year physical therapy student

When online classes resumed for Texas State University physical therapy doctoral (DPT) students, a Zoom meeting wasn’t the only surprise ahead for them. With all 42 DPT students and faculty as part of this online “town hall” meeting, Barb Sanders, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, started off by saying she had some good news. Then she called out the names of a… Read more »

Brian and Wetonnah McCoy of San Marcos have donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business Administration

Brian and Wetonnah McCoy of San Marcos have donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business Administration. At the McCoys’ request, the endowed chair will be named in honor of Denise T. Smart, current dean of the McCoy College of Business Administration, in recognition of her leadership and service to the college. The first… Read more »

Christina Conlee, professor in Texas State University’s Department of Anthropology, has received a $240,000 grant from National Science Foundation (NSF)

Christina Conlee, professor in Texas State University’s Department of Anthropology, has received a $240,000 grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the development, expansion and collapse of complex societies during the Middle Horizon Period of Peru. The three-year grant was awarded by the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences and will fund Conlee’s research project, “The Cyclic Rise and Fall of Complex Societies.”… Read more »

Department of Education grant to strengthen transfer infrastructure

University College at Texas State University has received a $2.4 million Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support Project Maestros, with the goal of improving the transfer pipeline for community college students. In addition to strengthening relationships with area community college students, the grant will help Texas State increase matriculation and success rates for new and continuing… Read more »

NIJ grant aims to improve forensic dental age estimates of youth

Nicholas Herrmann, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University, has received a National Institute of Justice award to improve the accuracy of age estimates for unidentified remains of children and adolescents. The project titled, “Investigation of subadult dental age-at-death estimation using transitional analysis and machine learning methods,” was funded for approximately $900,000. Joseph Hefner, an assistant professor in the Department of… Read more »

Summerlee Foundation Will Fund the 2018 Match

Summerlee Foundation Will Fund the 2018 Match SEPTEMBER 2018   We can barely contain our excitement! The incredible Summerlee Foundation has committed to match all 2018 individual donations to Shumla up to $100,000!   The Summerlee Foundation is a very special organization. Their philosophy is simple: Make grant distributions to organizations that make a measurable difference to animals and Texas history. Their stated goal is to… Read more »

900K NIJ grant aims to improve forensic dental age estimates of youth

Nicholas Herrmann, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University, has received a National Institute of Justice award to improve the accuracy of age estimates for unidentified remains of children and adolescents. The project titled, “Investigation of subadult dental age-at-death estimation using transitional analysis and machine learning methods,” was funded for approximately $900,000. Joseph Hefner, an assistant professor in the Department of… Read more »

Mathematics researchers land 300K NFS grant to study proof-based courses

A team of researchers from the Department of Mathematics at Texas State University has received a National Science Foundation grant to study the instructor and student activity involved in promoting productive discussions in proof-based courses. The three year project titled, “Orchestrating Discussion Around Proof (ODAP),” was funded for approximately $300,000. The Texas State team consists of Kate Melhuish, principal investigator, Robert Sigley, co-PI, and Kristen Lew, co-PI.… Read more »

Texas State endowment achieves milestone, exceeds $200 million

The Total University Endowment at Texas State University has surpassed $200 million President Denise M. Trauth announced during the annual Convocation on August 24. The milestone was achieved in May of this year, spurred by a series of gifts to the university. “Endowment funds help us attract and retain the best and brightest students and faculty, expand our academic programs and pursue research activities,”… Read more »

Astronaut José Hernandez to deliver LBJ Distinguished Lecture

Astronaut and engineer José Hernandez will deliver the LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University September 25 during Innovation Week. The free public speech will be held at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. It is presented in conjunction with the Common Experience at Texas State. Seating is limited, and advance tickets to the event may be obtained at txstatepresents.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=2449&p=1. Hernández, a former migrant farmworker,… Read more »

Jazz legend Dan Morgenstern subject of NEA Art:Works grant

Texas State University’s Hank Hehmsoth, associate professor in the School of Music, and Keith Winking, professor in the School of Music, have received a National Endowment for the Arts 2018-19 Art:Works grant. The $25,000 grant will support a “Reminiscences of NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern” event. The project will capture Morgenstern’s first-hand recollections and decades-spanning scholarly research on early jazz and bands, as well… Read more »

NASA award seeks to encourage STEM study among minority youth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded Texas State University a $324,000 grant to help build the interest, skills and knowledge necessary for K-12 students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The NASA Future Aerospace Engineers and Mathematicians Academy (FAMA) Central Texas Minority Youth is a two-year research project at Texas State with Araceli Ortiz, an associate research professor… Read more »