ConTexere, the name we chose for this publication, is the Latin word for weaving together.  This reflects the mission of ConTex. Through our programs, we are weaving together stories between networks of scholars in Texas and Mexico engaged in scientific research and academic bi-national collaborations that are mutually beneficial for both countries, and extend to the whole world.

This first volume is a celebration of the collaborative research and innovations generated by ConTex scholars in Texas and Mexico who received a grant during our first year of funding. Their joint efforts are providing cutting-edge discoveries and scientific breakthrough solutions for some of our most pressing concerns.