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National Science Foundation

Fellows

  • Alfredo Mercuri, M.A.

    Kristine Lowe

    Biology

  • Rebecca N. Mitchell

    Rebecca N. Mitchell

    English

  • Marie T. Mora

    Marie T. Mora

    Economics

ADVANCE STEM Fellows

  • Teresa Feria

    Teresa (Paty) Feria

    Biology

  • Laura Grabowski

    Laura Grabowski

    Computer Science

  • Hasina Huq

    Hasina Huq

    Electrical Engineering

  • Alfredo Mercuri, M.A.

    Kristine Lowe

    Biology

  • Laura Seligman

    Laura Seligman

    Psychology

Chair Fellows

  • Andras Balogh

    Andras Balogh

    Mathematics

  • Rajiv Nambiar

    Rajiv Nambiar

    Manufacturing Engineering

Administrative Fellows, 2014-15

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    Dr. Iskra Nuñez

    Mathematics
    Office of Research

    Dr. Nuñez assists the Office of Research in initiative that are mutually beneficial in terms of meeting the needs of the office and also providing opportunities for professional growth. She is supporting the Interdisciplinary Thematic Scholarly Communities to continue to grow the existing five and also launch two new communities at UTB, and to encourage collaborations between the two campuses. She is also working to engage the Centers on campus to move to the next level of excellence in research, scholarship and creative activities.

  • Dr. Tulay Atesin

    Dr. Tulay Atesin

    Chemistry
    Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning

    Dr. Atesin is assisting with the activities to identify, promote, and assess supervised student research across campus. She will help coordinate the cohort of faculty developing undergraduate research strategies across the curriculum. Dr. Atesin will also assist with recruiting faculty and graduate students to review abstracts for the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

  • Dr. José Gutiérrez

    Dr. José Gutiérrez

    Chemistry
    Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs

    Dr. Gutiérrez works with Outreach and Community Partnerships with the Community Engagement Liaison on a project to assess the impact of service learning and university engagement in the community. Measurable ways the university's faculty and students are impacting the community will facilitate policy decisions and better harness the university's engagement for maxium mutual benefit..

Administrative Fellows, 2013-14

  • Dr. Dorina Chipara

    Dr. Dorina Chipara

    Physics and Geology
    Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning

    Dr. Chipara assisted with the development of infrastructure to identify, promote, and assess supervised student research activities across campus. Among other initiatives, her responsibilities included collecting data on existing Undergraduate Research activities. She also assisted with coordinating the Fall 2013 Undergraduate Research Conference.

  • Dr. Teresa P. Feria

    Dr. Teresa P. Feria

    Biology
    Office of Research

    Dr. Feria assisted the Office of Research in initiatives that were mutually beneficial in terms of meeting the needs of the office and providing opportunities for her professional growth. In particular, she worked with the Vice Provost for Research in engaging the Centers on campus to move to the next level of excellence, such as through the new Thematic Scholarly Communities; she also contributed to new faculty training programs for developing competitive proposals in collaboration with the Offices of Sponsored Projects and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. She also had significant interaction with faculty members to engage them in research, scholarship and creative activities.

  • Dr. Javier Macossay

    Dr. Javier Macossay

    Chemistry
    Office of the Vice President for University Advancement

    Giving Culture, Present Giving Culture and Forecast of Future Giving”. This research helped identify proven methods that positively impact philanthropy in areas similar to the South Texas region, where philanthropy efforts for higher education tend to be non-traditional.

  • Dr. Marci McMahon

    Dr. Marci McMahon

    English
    Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

    Dr. McMahon’s primary responsibility was coordinating the Spring 2014 UTPA ADVANCE Symposium: ADVANCING Women in the Academic STEM fields through Dual Career Policies and Practices, which included participants from approximately 20 universities from around the country. Her work involved planning, communicating, and coordinating the logistics of this symposium. She also contributed to other programs and initiatives administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

  • Dr. Liang Zeng

    Dr. Liang Zeng

    Physics and Geology
    Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs

    Dr. Zheng assisted the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs in the development and assessment of large scale K-12 STEM programs. She also worked with the quantification of current University programs that provided a premise for a 5-year longitudinal study.