September 05, 2018

Castro Announces Over $2.5M from the National Science Foundation to UTSA for Various Projects

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today announced over $2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA):

“As San Antonio and cities across Texas continue to grow, we must ensure all our students can access research, development and education programs that that will prepare them for the jobs ahead. I welcome these federal dollars for UTSA that will further their leadership in research and create comprehensive and hands-on learning opportunities for students, especially those pursuing degrees in STEM fields. UTSA’s continuous growth inevitably creates our next generation of leaders in the workforce, and I look forward to seeing what new heights they will reach with these grants.” 

The grants awarded include:

  • $1.5 million to enhance STEM education at UTSA and increase the number and diversity of students graduating with STEM degrees;
  • $218,978 for research into new control theories and methods for complex, dynamic systems;
  • $219,505 for the development of a web service to provide improved data about Artic sea ice;
  • $569,590 for acquiring two advanced microscopes; and
  • $50,000 for the development of alternative pest control products.

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