RESEARCH


Grant Funds Summer Language Experience

A grant from the National Security Agency will help Maissa Khatib, Ph.D., faculty member of Women’s and Gender Studies and the coordinator of the Arabic program, put on STARTALK@UTEP, a language camp this summer. The program targets 40 local high …...

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Grant Focuses on Network Management

Stanford University has awarded a sub-contract of $124,000 to Michael McGarry, Ph.D., associate professor with UTEP’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for research on network management. His yearlong project will advance the ability to understand the behavior of communication …...

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Fresh Ideas Part of UTEP’s Annual Venture Contest

Last year’s winning team was Arsenic Canary from UTEP. Friday, March 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Business Administration Building, rooms 309, 312, 318 and 319 Saturday, March 4, noon to 4 p.m., El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center A growing number of …...

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Influential Business Journal Accepts UTEP Paper

A research paper by David Folsom, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, recently was published online by Management Science, one of the country’s top scholarly journals in the practice of business management. Folsom, the primary investigator of “Principles-Based Standards and Earnings …...

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Geologists Study Technology Impact Data Collection

Geologists at James Madison University in Virginia and The University of Texas at El Paso are working on National Science Foundation-funded research to determine if smart phones can replace analog compasses used by geologists in their fieldwork. Terry Pavlis, Ph.D., …...

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NSF Awards $621,000 to UTEP Team for Arctic Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $621,488 to The University of Texas at El Paso under the direction of Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Jennie McLaren for Arctic research that will assess herbivore impacts on carbon cycling in northern …...

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UTEP Recognized Among Top Cancer Research Institutions

Rachid Skouta, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso, is one of 15 researchers across the nation awarded $150,000 by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Skouta’s research at UTEP’s Border …...

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UTEP Graduate Students Showcase Research

Graduate Student Research Expo Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. Photo: J.R. Hernandez, UTEP Communications Dozens of graduate research students presented their studies during the UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo. The annual event offers graduate students the opportunity to present their original …...

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UTEP Team Promotes Benefits of 3-D Prototyping at EDUCAUSE

Members of UTEP’s Learning Environments (LE) team presented their 3-D printing research during the prestigious EDUCAUSE 2016 in October 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The breakout session, “Building Cloud-Connected 3-D Printing Labs That Transform Learning and …...

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UTEP Researcher Studies Early College High School Models

Julia Duncheon, Ph.D., assistant professor in UTEP’s Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, will lead a study on early college high schools with a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation. Early college high schools allow students to earn up to …...

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Grant Funds Scholar Humanities Program

A summer institute for school teachers will be made possible through a $130,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The institute is sponsored by UTEP’s Department of English, Department of History, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, …...

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Grant Helps Fuel Petroleum Chemistry Research

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund has awarded UTEP Assistant Professor Skye Fortier, Ph.D., a $110,000 grant to help develop a safer, low-energy chemical approach to convert petroleum feedstocks into value-added products that can be used for the manufacture …...

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Grant Helps Study Minority Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded UTEP’s Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) more than $150,000. The BBRC is supported by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program (RCMI), administered by the National Center for Research …...

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