RESEARCH


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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University Library to Honor Former UTEP President

Originally published October 3, 2016 What: Donor recognition reception for Jo and Haskell Monroe Jr. When: Friday, Oct. 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Where: University Library, Special Collections Research Center, 6th floor The University of Texas at El Paso’s University Library will …...

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BUILD Symposium to Showcase Summer Research

What: BUILDing SCHOLARS Fall Research Symposium When: Friday, Sept. 30 (Session 1: 2:45-4 p.m., Session 2: 4:15-5:30 p.m.) Where: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, UTEP Campus Approximately 65 undergraduate students will present their health-related summer research at the first …...

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UTEP Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

Robert Ferguson, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, has been awarded a Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship by NASA’s Aeronautics Scholarships and Advanced STEM Training and Research (AS&ASTAR) program.…...

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UTEP Research Shows Some People Need Drama

Originally published August 26, 2016 By Leonard Martinez UTEP Communications Every few months, Kim Kardashian posts a provocative picture or tweet that temporarily dominates social media feeds. In early July 2016, she shook up the Internet again when she posted …...

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