• January 22, 2022

Tags : National Science Foundation

UTEP Faculty Member contributes to Climate Change article in PNAS

Jennie McLaren, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso, is a co-author of an article on climate change published in the official publication of the National Academy of Sciences. The article, titled “Global Change Effects on Plant Communities are Magnified by Time and the Number of Global Change […]Read More

UTEP Mathe-musician’s project earns NSF accolade

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that a team of researchers co-led by The University of Texas at El Paso’s Lawrence Lesser, Ph.D., professor of mathematical sciences, had won a grand prize at the NSF’s inaugural “We Are Mathematics” video competition. Lesser’s video won the Mid/Advanced Career category. The festival, which drew about 20,000 […]Read More

Two UTEP students receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

A pair of students from The University of Texas at El Paso who will pursue research-based doctoral degrees earned fellowship offers from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Isabel Barraza, a senior chemistry major, and Jaime E. Regis, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, were selected for the program, which supports outstanding […]Read More

UTEP Professor Elected President of American Chemical Society

A UTEP professor has been elected to the highest leadership position of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific organization. Luis Echegoyen, Ph.D., a research professor and the Robert A. Welch Chair in The University of Texas at El Paso’s chemistry department, will begin a three-year term during which he will be responsible […]Read More

$20M NSF Grant for SMART Grid Center Builds on NMSU

The National Science Foundation recently announced the five-year grant for New Mexico’s SMART Grid Center under its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The research program seeks to transform existing electricity distribution feeders into interconnected microgrids and will utilize multiple testbeds across New Mexico. NMSU will receive $7.3 million of the EPSCoR grant.  The grant […]Read More

TTUHSC El Paso Designated ‘Hispanic-Serving Institution’

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) as a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making it the second Health-Related Institution in the nation to receive this designation and the only one located on the U.S.-Mexico border. To qualify as an HSI, an institution must […]Read More

UTEP Assistant Professor Awarded $383k Grant for Study of Iron,

The National Science Foundation has awarded Skye Fortier, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, $383,000 over three years to take a closer look at the chemistry of iron and nitrogen. Specifically, the project is developing new molecular architectures to access, trap, and study reactive iron-nitrogen molecules. The goals are to shed light on […]Read More

UTEP, Canadian University Partner for Combustion Research

Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTEP will collaborate with researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, to study combustion of metals as recyclable zero-carbon fuels. “The scientific goal of the program is to achieve a better understanding of processes occurring during combustion of powdered metals as energy carriers that provide a transformative […]Read More

UTEP Education Researchers Awarded $456k NSF Grant

The College of Education at The University of Texas at El Paso has been awarded a $456,076 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on persistence in and beyond undergraduate engineering studies among Latinx students. Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina used by academics and activists. Alberto Esquinca, Ph.D., associate […]Read More