ConTex staff joins CONACYT leadership for Second Annual Advisory Board meeting
The second annual ConTex Advisory Board meeting took place on August 27, 2018 in Mexico City. The agenda included a presentation of results of the second year of activities and a session on strategic planning in order to solidify this important collaboration between CONACYT and the University of Texas System.
The working session included participation from CONACYT Director, Dr. Enrique Cabrero Mendoza; Dr. Arturo Borja Tamayo, Director of International Cooperation; Dr. Julia Tagüeña Parga, Deputy Director of Scientific Development, and María Dolores Sánchez Soler, Deputy Director of Postgraduate and Scholarships.
From UT System and ConTex, attendees included Dr. Randy Charbeneau, Vice Chancellor for Research of the UT System, Dr. Guadalupe Carmona, Executive Director of ConTex; and Paloma Perry, ConTex Director of Programs.
Additional members of the board from both sides of the border included Dr. Jorge A. Schiavon, Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program in Migratory Studies and Executive Director of the Mexico, the Americas and the World Center at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE); Dr. Jesús González Hernández, General Director of the Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI); Dr. Edmundo Calva Mercado from the Institute of Biotechnology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); Dr. Ricardo C. Ainslie, Director of the Mexico Center and Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering and Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso; and Dr. Manuel Quevedo-Lopez, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas.
ConTex was established in 2016 as part of an agreement between CONACYT and UT System to provide funding to doctoral, postdoctoral, and collaborative research partners to promote binational academic collaboration for transformative research and innovation that contributes to the development of Mexico and Texas.
ConTex congratulates first graduate
ConTex is proud to announce its first graduate. Alejandra Reyes Ruiz del Cueto earned her Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning at UT Austin this summer.
Alejandra is a native of Zacatecas, Mexico. Her dissertation is titled "Mexico's Housing Paradox: The Political Economy of Inaccessibility and Vacancy." Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, of the Department of Community and Regional Planning, was her advisor at UT Austin.
Alejandra also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from UT Austin.
We are happy to have been part of her educational journey.
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2018 ConTex Collaborative Research Grants
Juan Carlos Jáuregui Correa - Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Krystel Castillo - UT San Antonio
Shape-Morphing Blades Coupled with Tailored Aerodynamic Add-Ons for Enhanced Wind Energy Conversion
Marcos Capistrán - Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas
Tan Bui-Thanh - UT Austin
High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Elastography with Uncertainty Quantification
Filippo Aureli - Universidad Veracruzana
Anthony Di Fiore - UT Austin
An integrated approach to protect endangered species and ecosystems in the face of climate change and increasing anthropogenic impact in the Yucatan peninsula: Combining new tools and well-established techniques
Sergio M. Alcocer - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Juan Murcia-Delso - UT Austin
Assessment of seismically retrofitted concrete buildings following the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City
Carlos E. Aparicio Moreno - Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Patricia Wilson - UT Austin
Sustainable Cities: Testing the Efficacy of Human-Centric Design for Urban Connectivity
Ramsés Mena - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Stephen Walker - UT Austin
Bayesian Nonparametric Time Dependent Models
Jonatan Peña Ramírez - CICESE
Justin Ruths - UT Dallas
Attack Detection for Hybrid Cyber-Physical Systems
Illich A. Ibarra - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Simon M. Humphrey - UT Austin
Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Capture of Airborne Pollutants, and for Clean Energy Applications
Adrián de León Arias - Universidad de Guadalajara
Elsie Echeverri-Carroll - UT Austin
Building a Database of New and Young Technology Firms and Their Networks with Local Influencers and Institutions as a Learning Tool to Promote Regional Entrepreneurship in Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Alberto Simpser - Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Kenneth Greene - UT Austin
How Do Vote-Buying Attempts Influence Voters, Elections, and the Quality of Democracy in Mexico?
Oscar Esparza del Villar - Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Jennifer Eno Louden - UT El Paso
The Self-Stigma of Mental Illness Among Latinos on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
James Austin Jr. - UT Austin
A Gateway Revealed: Understanding the History of Flow Through the Florida Straits