Posts Tagged ‘STEM’
Dave Allen helps secure $2M to expand ‘Engineer Your World’ program
Lydia Contreras wins SHPE Young Investigator STAR Award
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) has announced the recipients of this year’s prestigious SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards, honoring key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Dr. Lydia Contreras (pictured center) will receive the Young Investigator STAR Award for her successes in biomolecular … Read the rest »
Five Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Five students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows.
The highly competitive fellowships were awarded to just 2,000 recipients nationwide this year from 16,500 applicants. The fellowships provide three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, for … Read the rest »
A Century of Advancing Women in Engineering
One hundred years ago, the first woman to receive an engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin graduated. Thirty years after that, the university hired its first female engineering faculty member (who was also the first female professor of electrical engineering in the United States). And forty years later, we established one of … Read the rest »
Ph.D. Candidate Cara Touretzky Awarded EPA’s STAR Fellowship
Ph.D. candidate Cara Touretzky has been awarded a highly competitive Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further her work to improve energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings.
Touretzky was one of 105 recipients recognized nationwide for cutting-edge research in environmental science. She will receive research funding … Read the rest »
Raising A Future Scientist
Alumna Tricia Berry Recognized as a Role Model for Women in STEM Publication
Tricia Berry, director of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Program (WEP) and B.S. ChE ‘93, has been recognized by STEMconnector in its 100 Women Leaders in STEM hard copy publication, which celebrates the careers and initiatives of 100 women role models in science, technology, engineering and math.
Berry was recognized for her … Read the rest »