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|
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Research Enhancement Program is now closed for year 2015
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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|
|MARS Drill Design and Automation||University of Texas in Austin||$2,000.00||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|
|Texas Recycling Data Initiative||Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.||$9,564.00||10/7/2014|
|RENERGIZE: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF STUDENTS IN STEM PROGRAMS||U.S. Department of Education||$218,371.00||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|
|Services to Determine the Overall Impact of Texas Regional Collaborative Professionals Development on Texas Teachers||University of Texas in Austin||$5,000.00||10/10/2014|
|Archaeological Survey of Lot 15838 San Pedro in San Antonio, TX||Markwardt||$3,000.00||10/13/2014|
|High Throughput Manufacturing of Monodispersed Nanoparticles for Biomedicine||Chemtor||$44,982.00||10/13/2014|
|Improved Crack Sealant Application Methods||Texas Department of Transportation||$102,690.00||10/13/2014|
|An Examination of Gene Flow Between Distinct Managemnt Units of the Reddish Egret||Waterbird Society||$3,860.00||10/13/2014|
|Advanced Exploration fro Avions Student Projects Jacobs Technolgoy - Task Order 2||Jacobs Technology||$8,000.00||10/14/2014|
|Newspaper Preservation Project||Texas Library & Archives Commission||$1,275.00||10/17/2014|
|Luminescence Dating of the Earliest Cultural Layers at the Gault Site, Texas||Summerlee Foundation||$5,000.00||10/23/2014|
|Contaminants in Eurycea Salamanders and their Association with Changing Land Uses in the Texas Edwards Plateau||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||$3,500.00||12/23/2014|
|Occupancy, Distribution, and Abundance of Black Rails (Laterallus Jamaicensis) along the Texas Gulf Coast||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department||$118,347.00||10/23/2014|
|Texas Stream Team Monofilament Finders||Texas State Aquarium||$14,000.00||10/30/2014|
|Effects of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Frequency on Metabolic Markers of Skeltal Muscle Growth Factors in Human||National Athletic Trainer's Association Research and Education Foundation||$56,062.50||10/31/2014|
|Total Amount for October 2014:||$2,128,202.19|
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.