Tag: Texas State University

NASA extends research program with $2.8 million grant to Texas State

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has extended the NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Engagement and Educator Professional Development Collaborative (NASA STEM EPDC) at Texas State University through 2022 with a $2.8 million grant. Leslie Huling, interim director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research and professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will oversee the grant as principal… Read more »

Chia-Chia Lin wins 2020 Clark Fiction Prize for ‘The Unpassing’

Chia-Chia Lin’s novel, “The Unpassing,” has won the 2020 L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize. The prize of $25,000 is one of the largest literary awards in the United States.  Established at Texas State University in 2016 and administered by the Department of English, the prize is designed to recognize an exceptional, recently-published book-length work of fiction in celebration of the Clarks’ lifelong… Read more »

$1.5 million grant aims to help former students return to college to complete degrees

Texas State University has been awarded a $1.5 million reskilling grant to help up to 1,000 former students with some college credit return to school and complete their degrees. Texas State received the pass-through grant is from the United States Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund Program via the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Reskilling grants to institutions will support displaced Texas workers… Read more »

Texas State announces $6.5 million in emergency grants for students

Texas State University has announced $6.5 million in emergency grants through Bobcat Cares for currently enrolled and eligible students with COVID-19 related expenses for the spring 2021 semester. The $6.5 million in student assistance will be distributed directly to eligible students this spring semester through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The emergency grants will help Texas State students deal with the… Read more »

Enormous lungfish genome reveals secrets of earliest animals to conquer land

New research conducted in part at the Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center at Texas State University has for the first time decoded the huge genome of the endangered Australian lungfish using the latest DNA sequencing technology. The international research team includes Texas State’s Manfred Schartl and Kang Du of the Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center. The study, “Giant lungfish genome elucidates the conquest of land by… Read more »

Meadows Foundation grant spurs Texas State climate change research efforts

Texas State University has received a $500,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation toincrease the research capacity of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment to address climate change. The grant will enable The Meadows Center to begin developing a large-scale program that can supply decision makers with crucial climate change information so they can make scientifically informed decisions about how climate change is… Read more »

NSF grant fosters research into participation of minority women in STEM field

Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, and assistant professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies (OWLS) at Texas State University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant. The five-year, $843,000 award, which will support Black and Hispanic women entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is funded by the NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education:… 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 »

USDA grant to enhance student awareness of global ag opportunity

Texas State University has been awarded a $300,00 grant by the United States Department of Agriculture for the development of leadership and global competency of minority students. In addition to instilling a broader understanding of international opportunities in the agricultural industry, the innovative program will also work to improve recruitment and retention of minority students in the undergraduate and graduate programs, focusing on those… Read more »

THE Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves innovative new Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has authorized Texas State University to offer an innovative new Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology. The program—focusing on practical applications for anthropology in non-academic settings—will be the first of its kind in the state of Texas and one of only three such programs in the nation.             The degree program was approved by the Texas State University System Board… Read more »