Faculty Workshops

Fri March 13

Cancelled: Lecture: The Future of Biological Research

Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Geoffery Ling

Director, DARPA Biological Technologies Office

Dr. Geoffery Ling is the founding director of the Biological Technologies Office. He created and managed a broad portfolio of research spanning neuroscience, infectious disease, pharmacology, and battlefield medicine. He was named DARPA Program Manager of the Year in 2009 and served as Deputy Director for the Defense Sciences Office from 2013-2014.

1:30 - 3 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The mission of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough fundamental research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, and computer science for national security. The BTO seeks to establish and invest in new communities of scientific interest at the intersection of traditional and emerging disciplines.

Attendee faculty will have an opportunity to meet with Dr. Ling in one of two small group breakout sessions following the lecture.

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Tue March 17

Grant Seeking & Writing in the Humanities

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts & UTSA Research

Dr. Eric Lupfer

Humanities Texas

Dr. Lupfer is Director of Grants and Education at Humanities Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.S. in information studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. with High Honors in English from Bowdoin College.

Dr. Jill Hernandez

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Hernandez is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UTSA and recent recipient of a National Endowment for Humanities Faculty Award. Dr. Hernandez earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Memphis and her M.A. from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ana Wandless

Assistant Director for Research Support

Dr. Wandless is Assistant Director for Research Support at UTSA. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University. 

1 - 3 p.m.   |  HUC 1.102   |  Bexar Room   |  Main Campus

This session will provide an overview of finding funding and writing grant proposals for Humanities research projects and public programs.

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Wed March 18

Crowdfunding at UTSA

Office of Development

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

In this one hour session, you will hear how UTSA has partnered with ScaleFunder to create the platform LaunchUTSA. Attend to learn how crowdfunding can support university programs and benefit your department.

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Fri March 20

NSF Early Career Awards Panel Discussion

UTSA Research

Dr. Carolyn L. Ehardt

Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Ehardt served from 2011-2014 as Director of the Biological Anthropology Program in NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. She has expertise in ecology and conservation biology of African primates, with research conducted at a long-term field site in Tanzania. Her research, and that of her doctoral students, has been supported through multiple NSF awards, as well as grants from various non-governmental funding organizations.

Dr. Yufei Huang

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2001. Since 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTSA. He was a recipient of the NSF Early CAREER Award in 2005, and the 2007 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award

Dr. Joanna Lambert

Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Lambert is a professor of biological anthropology who investigates the evolutionary biology of African apes and monkeys. She has extensive experience with the NSF, including serving as Director of the NSF Biological Anthropology Program (2007-2008), being a panel reviewer (NSF DDIG and Senior grants), receiving NSF research grants for both her self and her students, and garnering undergraduate (NSF REU) and graduate training fellowships (NSF GRF).

Dr. John Quarles

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Quarles received the NSF CAREER award in 2014. Dr. Quarles is both a virtual reality researcher and a multiple sclerosis patient, which gives his research a unique perspective on improving the quality of life of disabled persons.

10 - 11:30 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This presentation encourages graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty to obtain support for their research by helping them understand the range of NSF career development awards available, navigate the application process, and develop a competitive application.

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Tue March 24

Fair and Easy Grading

UTSA Libraries – Faculty Services

Dr. Lucretia M. Fraga

Teaching & Learning Consultant

Dr. Fraga provides professional development in effective teaching practices to faculty, students and staff. She has over 10 years of experience in working with faculty in higher education. Her research interests include the use of mobile devices for learning and changing pedagogical practices through the use of technology.

Dr. Fraga holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching with an emphasis on Instructional Technology from UTSA and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Houston Baptist University.

9 - 10 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

Are students challenging your grading? Are you looking for an effective method for grading? In this session participants will learn helpful ways to grade that are fair and easy to implement.  

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