Hello and welcome to the Research and Federal Relations website. Faculty member, student, or external collaborator — whatever brings you to our site, my staff and I are here to support your research and scholarship activity.
The mission of the Office of the Chief Research Officer (CRO) is to lead Texas State University, an Emerging Research University, in the execution of its Research Strategic Plan designed to achieve eligibility for National Research University Funding and ultimately Research University status. You can download the Strategic Plan for Research to learn more about NRUF status and our mission to become a nationally recognized research university.
In her Fall Convocation address, “The Drive for Research Excellence,” President Trauth laid out the University’s roadmap for achieving National Research University Funding (NRUF) status. It will be a long journey but we start the year off two steps closer to that goal thanks to major awards from NASA and the National Science Foundation for Texas STEM initiatives.
|Billy C. Covington, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations|
|Spotlight on Research: Updated 10/31/2014|
As part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) continuing commitment to enhance the diversity of the science and engineering workforce and to broaden participation and achievement of underrepresented groups, NSF is pleased to announce that it will be conducting a series of webcasts in November 2014 for faculty and research administrators from minority serving institutions. The webcasts will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 and Thursday, November 13, 2014, with two sessions on each day. The first session on each day will be at 11:00 a.m. EST - 1:00 p.m. EST, and the second session on each day will be at 2:00 p.m. EST - 3:30 p.m. EST. Please note that each of the four webcast sessions will cover different topics.
C3 Project at Texas State University 2014
Research Enhancement Program is now closed for year 2015
Fall Schedule for IRB Help Sessions posted
Use the University Signup system to register for IRB app or Exemption: What's the Difference and Why Should I Care? and OMG, I Have to do an IRB Application! What IS an IRB application, anyway? These tightly focused 60-minute sessions cover some of the more challenging nuts-and-bolts issues encountered when planning, submitting or revising IRB Applications and Exemption Requests.
Major New Preaward Process
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|CC*IIE Networking Infrastructure: Enabling and Emproving Data-Driven Research at TX State University||National Science Foundation||$499,896.00||10/7/2014|
|Concrete Based on PortlandLimeston Cement with Limestone Content Greater Than 15%||Capitol Aggregates||$30,000.00||10/7/2014|
|High quality CdTe and alloy growth by molecular beam epitaxy-MBE||National Renewable Energy Laboratory||$434,044.00||10/7/2014|
|Efficient Analysis and Combination of Eye Movement Traits for Reliable Biometric Identification and Spoofing Protection||National Institute of Standards and Technology||$50,000.00||10/8/2014|
|Development of Techniques to Improve the Production of Southern Flounder (Paralichtys Lethostigma) Fingerlings for Restoration and Enhancement||Texas Parks and Wildlife||$80,000.00||10/8/2014|
|CSR: Medium: Collaborative Research: Programming Abstractions and Systems Support for GPU-Based Acceleration of Irregular Application||National Science Foundation||$360,000.00||10/8/2014|
|Jacobs Technolgoy - Task Order 1||Jacobs Technology||$78,610.69||10/9/2014|
Texas State University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) to increase the participation of underrepresented ethnic minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.
During this three-year, multifaceted project, Texas State will use the funds to support activities at the university’s Ingram School of Engineering, Department of Engineering Technology and College of Education. Additionally, five minority institutions of higher education will be involved through the MSEIP special project "REENERGIZE." The participating minority institutions are two-year colleges that serve as main feeders for universities and industry sectors.
"We are very excited that this project is providing a big opportunity for us to make a difference in our current and future students’ life, to increase the supply of minority professionals and to tie STEM fields to broad and meaningful national goals, such as developing environmentally friendly energy resources and reducing pollution," said Bahram Asiabanpour, associate professor with Texas State's Ingram School of Engineering and the principal investigator for the REENERGIZE project.
The project will address three regional and national needs, including weak national STEM knowledge and the need for more and better-prepared students; a shortage of underrepresented minorities in STEM professions; and growth in the green technology industry.
"This award is another significant achievement by our Ingram School of Engineering," said Assistant Vice President of Research Michael Blanda. "It will enhance Texas State University’s ability to deliver high quality research based instruction and training in engineering to our students."
Under this program, a permanent renewable energy education and research lab will be established at each institution; professional development on green technologies and practices as well as best practices in teaching strategies and culturally effective instruction will be offered to the faculty of those institutions; awareness, training, mentorship and financial support will be provided to attract and motivate students from the minority institutions to consider education and career opportunities in STEM fields.