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16th Annual UTB Research Symposium - April 4, 2014

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16th Annual UTB Research Symposium
April 4, 2014

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 16th annual UTB Research Symposium. This exhibit will showcase our research across the disciplines through oral and poster presentations. This is a cross-disciplinary symposium, and presentations are welcome in any of the following areas:

Biological and Health Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences
Education and Business
Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Students and faculty who have participated in scholarly research at UTB or other academic institutions are invited to present their work. The symposium is an excellent forum for faculty to share their research with the university community. 

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation. A team of faculty and off-campus judges for each category will select the most outstanding student contributions for special recognition. Student participants will be judged on the quality of the work and presentation.

Important dates:

March 3, 2014—Call for presentations open

March 21, 2014—Deadline to submit abstracts

March 25, 2014—Committee review of proposals and decision on participation

April 4, 2014—Research Symposium

 

Call for Presentations

Eligible participants:

Students or faculty who have participated in scholarly research at UTB or other academic institutions are invited to present their work.

Application for presentation:

Submit completed application using the form below by March 21, 2014.

Application should include the following:

  1. Title of project/presentation
  2. Abstract of 300 words or less. The abstract should explain clearly the content and relevance of the proposed contribution.
  3. Name of presenter(s)
  4. Name of faculty mentor (if applicable).
  5. Discipline: Identify the area in which the paper should be placed: biological sciences, health sciences, engineering, technology, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, mathematical sciences, business, or education.
  6. Level: undergraduate student, graduate student, post-doctoral student, faculty, or staff.
  7. Presentation Type: oral or poster presentation
  8. University affiliation: Enter UTB or other university affiliation.
  9. Department
  10. Email address
  11. Phone number
  12. Special presentation needs
  13. Funding Source. If this presentation is part of a grant, please identify funding source, grant number, and principal investigator.

All abstracts will be reviewed and acceptance notification will be sent out March 25, 2014.

Click on the following link to go to the Proposal Submission Form.

The proposal submission deadline will be midnight on 3/21/2014. Thank you.

Click here to view the Judge Tally Sheet.

Agendas

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – College of Liberal Arts Research Day - Salon Cassia Main 2.402

Thursday, March 27, 2014 – College of Education Research Day – Salon Cassia Main 2.402

Monday, March 31, 2014 – College of Biomedical & Health Prof Research Day – Salon Cassia Main 2.402

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – College of Nursing Research Day – Salon Cassia Main 2.402

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – College of Science Math & Tech Research Day – Salon Cassia Main 2.402

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – School of Business Research Day – Salon Cassia Main 2.402 CANCELED!

Friday, April 4, 2014 – 16th Annual Research Symposium at El Gran Salon

 

Speakers
Dr. Joan Centrella Dr. Joan M. Centrella,
Deputy Director of the Astrophysics Science Division

Joan Centrella received her PhD from Cambridge University, where she was a student at the Institute of Astronomy. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of Texas and the University of Illinois, she joined the faculty of Drexel University in the Physics Department. At Drexel, she developed a research group focused on studying astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. She also taught physics and astronomy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervised both graduate students and postdocs, and served as the advisor for all incoming graduate students in the department.

In 2001, she moved to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to join their newly-formed gravitational wave astrophysics group. She initiated and led their source modeling and numerical relativity effort in support of LISA. The primary focus of her research group was simulating the final merger of two black holes, considered to be the strongest and most important sources of gravitational radiation for both space-based and terrestrial detectors. In 2005, the Goddard team was one of three groups to achieve dramatic research breakthroughs and solve this long-standing problem. In May 2007, she was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for ground-breaking work in the simulation of gravitational wave signals from merging black holes. In May 2008, she and John Baker were awarded the John C. Lindsay Memorial Award for Space Science by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; this is the center's highest honor for outstanding contributions in space science.

In 2004 she became head of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory, which encompasses the gravitational wave and theoretical astrophysics groups at Goddard.

In May 2010, she took her current position as Deputy Director of the Astrophysics Science Division.

 

 

Travel

Brownsville Area Hotels

Courtyard Marriott
For reservations please follow this link.
3955 N. Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 350-4600

Hampton Inn & Suites
For reservations please follow this link.
3000 N. Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 548-0005

Holiday Inn
For reservations please follow this link.
3777 N. Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 547-1500

Comfort Suites
For reservations please follow this link.
651 Sunrise Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 541-3332

Air Travel

Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
Brownsville, Texas
(956) 548-6000
Airlines: AeroMexico, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines
Approximately 7 miles and 15 minutes from UTB
(956) 350-4600

Valley International Airport
Harlingen, Texas
(956) 430-8600
Airlines: Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
Approximately 30 miles and 40 minutes from UTB

McAllen Miller International Airport
McAllen, Texas
(956) 681-1500
Airlines: American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Airlines
Approximately 60 miles and one hour from UTB

UT Brownsville Campus

UTB Campus Map (PDF)

Area Dining

If you are new to the Brownsville area, you can view a list of recommended restaurants here.

 
Committee Members

 

Ahmed Touhami
College of Science, Math & Tech

Anne Rentfro
College of Nursing

Camilla Montoya 
Creative Services

Christy Galvan
College of Liberal Arts

Daniel Perry
News and Information

Gautam Hazarika
School of Business

Isis Lopez
Creative Services

Janey L Pizana
College of Biomedicine & Health Professions

Javier Martinez
College of Liberal Arts

Juan R Iglesias
College of Science, Math & Tech

Karen Martirosyan
College of Science, Math & Tech

Kari Brewer Savannah
College of Biomedicine & Health Professions

Leticia “Letty” Fernandez
News and Information

Louis K Faulk
College of Liberal Arts

Ming-Tsan Lu
College of Education

Paul Chouy
News and Information

Ranis Ibragimov
College of Science, Math & Tech

Wei Lin
College of Science, Math & Tech


 

 

Volunteer Registration Form

We need volunteers to assist us in facilitating the Research Symposium. If you would like to volunteer, please use the following form. In particular, please provide an email address and/or telephone number so that we may contact you.

Sign up here.

 
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