News Coverage

Current news at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley covered by RIED.

College of Sciences HIGH Scholars Program

HIGH Scholars Program at UTRGVEDINBURG, TEXAS - The UTRGV College of Science - High School Research Scholars Program known as the HIGH Scholars Program is gearing up for the 2017 summer session. The mission of the program is to give Valley high school students the opportunity to experience a university environment where they can conduct research and learn the principals of scientific study. The program seeks to enhance critical thinking skills in STEM-related fields.

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Making a Ceremonial Masterpiece

Alexis Ramos Making the UTRGV MaceEDINBURG, TEXAS - Students from the UTRGV School of Art at Edinburg and Brownsville campuses recently completed building a ceremonial masterpiece. Under the guidance of Professors, Donna Sweigart and Carlos Gomez, a team of five students redesigned the University mace. Originally a weapon of warfare, the mace today represents an agency’s governing authority and provides official sanction over proceedings.

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How I Got My Grant - Drs. Laura Seligman and Joseph Hovey

Joe Hovey and Laura SeligmanEDINBURG, TEXAS - Drs. Joseph Hovey and Laura Seligman are awarded a six million dollar grant to build a clinical psychology Ph.D. program at UTRGV. They share the process and recount the cross-departmental and community collaborations that transpired during the application process to improve its success.

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Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy's Role in the Great Discovery

CGWA Smaller Lab at UTRGV Brownsville EDINBURG, TEXAS - Gravitational waves were detected on September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC) by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. Two black holes colliding 1.3 billion light years away produced the waves. This discovery has opened a new window into the universe: gravitational wave astronomy.

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NASA Micro-g NeXT Team

NASA Micro-g NeXT Team EDINBURG, TEXAS - The University of Rio Grande Valley’s Micro-g NExT Team designed and tested their hand-crafted regolith auger at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in May of 2016. The team’s coring device was designed to be used by astronauts taking samples from asteroids. The prototype is manually operated and was tested underwater at the Johnson Space Center Neutral Buoyancy Lab.

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How I Got My Grant - Dr. Frederick Ernst

Dr. Frederick Ernst at UTRGVEDINBURG, TEXAS - Dr. Frederick Ernst talks about the lessons he has learned and provides valuable tips when writing grants. In this video series, we interview people who have successfully obtained external grants for research or programs. We ask them to share their experiences and provide advice on how they navigated the process of applying for a grant, complying with its guidelines, and supplying deliverables to the funding agencies.

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Faculty Focus - Dr. Yoonsu "Paul" Choi's Research Lab

Dr. Yoonsu EDINBURG, TEXAS - Dr. Yoonsu “Paul” Choi’s lab has created a neural interface that connects with the peripheral nervous system to provide a communication pathway between peripheral nerves and external devices such as prosthetic limbs. Rodent animal studies have been performed to evaluate implanted peripheral nerve interfaces. Watch video to learn more about this fascinating research being conducted at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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Meet Jacquelyn Michel, Assistant Vice President for Research Translation

Jaquelyn Michel, Assistant Vice President for Research TranslationEDINBURG, TEXAS - Jacquelyn Michel, assistant vice president of research translation within the Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), has extensive experience in intellectual asset management and protection. In her role overseeing the Office of Research Translation (ORT), she focuses on educating and supporting employees and students through the process of protecting their intellectual property and filing licenses for commercial and/or societal use.

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Dr. Guy Bailey's presentation at the RIED Division Meeting

Dr. Guy Bailey's Presentation at RIED MeetingHARLINGEN, TEXAS - APRIL 13, 2016 - "When I was hired the Board of Regents told me there were four big things they wanted from the University,” announced Dr. Guy Bailey, UTRGV president, to the Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development staff, during the division’s monthly meeting. He outlined four initiatives.

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Engaged Scholar Symposium

Engaged Scholar Symposium 2016EDINBURG, TEXAS – APRIL 22, 2016 - The Engaged Scholar Symposium is held each spring at UTRGV, providing a venue for undergraduates to present their research, service learning projects, and creative works to the campus community.

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COBE Business Plan Competition

PACE Conference 2016 news articleEDINBURG, TEXAS – APRIL 26, 2016 - The College of Business and Entrepreneurship (COBE) held its 7th annual Business Plan Competition awarding a total of $5,000 to three winners. The first place $3,000 winner was FetchDesk.

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PACE Conference

PACE Conference 2016 news articleEDINBURG, TEXAS – APRIL 5, 2016 - Students presented their research at the 7th Annual Pan American Collaboration for Ethics in the Professions (PACE) BioEthics Conference.

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Brain Day! at IMAS

Brain Day at IMAS in McAllen new storyMCALLEN, TEXAS – MARCH 12, 2016 - More than 340 visitors attended the inaugural International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) Brain Day! The event was a collaboration between the UTRGV Department of Psychological Science, the Physician Assistant program, and IMAS.

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