NSF I-Corps

The Southwest Node of the NSF I-Corps program is delivering regional programming to develop eligible teams for national I-Corps grants. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through September 1, 2015. The opening workshop is scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2015 at Rice University. 

Teams must complete the online application 

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The Division of Research welcomes Felipe Sierra, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging (NIH). The lecture will discuss the research interests and priorities of the National Institute on Aging, and how to build competitive proposals. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. RSVP is requested.

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The UH Division of Research is bringing to campus Dr. Diane Witt, the former NSF Neural Systems Cluster Leader and Program Officer (retired). Two full-days are planned, including presentations by Dr. Witt, and one-hour blocks for roundtable discussions with Dr. Witt. The events are scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2015 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. RSVP is requested.

FBI Lecture

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the UH Divison of Research and University Information Technology invite you to attend a special lecture featuring two Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Light refreshments will be provided.

To commemorate the opening of the new TDECU Stadium in Fall 2014, three unique panel discussions were held on August 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Click on View Event Details button below for additional information and to view the recorded simulcast of each event.

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Efficacy and Mechanisms Searching for Identity: Football and the American University Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment: Past, Present & Future
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety:
Efficacy and Mechanisms
Searching for Identity:
Football and the American University
Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment:
Past, Present & Future


Helping Injured Children Walk, One Step at a Time

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.

Linguist Explains Secret Language of Gulliver’s Travels

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A linguist from the University of Houston is proposing a solution to a centuries-old puzzle: What sparked the “nonsense” language in “Gulliver’s Travels”?

Researchers Develop Advanced Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers have created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments, allowing high-performing immune system cells to be studied in isolation and potentially expanding the number of patients for whom the breakthrough treatment proves successful.

Study Finds Texas Voter Photo ID Requirement Discourages Turnout

Thu, 06 Aug 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: A new study conducted by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy examines the impact of the controversial Texas law in U.S. Congressional District 23.

SURF’s Up: Students Forgo Fun in Sun for Hands-on Research This Summer

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Forgoing fun in the sun for serious research, a group of UH students have targeted solutions for Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, migraines and lymphoma this summer as part of an intensive, full-time fellowship program.

UH Superconductivity Researcher Bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award

Fri, 17 Jul 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Herbert C. Freyhardt, research professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, has received the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

UH Moment: Solar Powered Cell Phone Charging Station

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

By Greg Ortiz, None:: A new solar powered cell phone charging station at the University of Houston is teaching sustainability one charge at a time.

UH, UH System Mourn the Death of Rathindra Bose

Fri, 10 Jul 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Rathindra N. Bose, vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston and UH System, died after a short illness early Friday morning.

Barnett Shale Research Raises New Concerns about Methane Emissions

Tue, 07 Jul 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers from the University of Houston found that some natural gas wells, compressor stations and processing plants in the Barnett Shale leak far more methane than previously estimated, potentially offsetting the climate benefits of natural gas.

UH Health Leader Inducted into National Optometry Hall of Fame

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Longtime College of Optometry faculty member and UH administrator Earl L. Smith III, O.D., has been inducted to the National Optometry Hall of Fame.

UH Spinoff Recognized for Improving Breast Cancer Diagnostics

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Co-founded by a UH researcher, cancer care company Endomag was chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.

UH Moment: Lens Turns Smartphone Into Microscope

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

By Greg Ortiz:: Researchers at the University of Houston are turning your smartphone into a microscope. To see the lens in action, watch the latest UH Moment.

UH Researchers Devise New Formula to Speed Development of Modern Materials

Mon, 22 Jun 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development of new materials suitable for practical use.

Winners of Bernd T. Matthias Prize Announced

Thu, 11 Jun 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Three scientists have been named as recipients of the 2015 Bernd T. Matthias Prize for Superconducting Materials, an international prize awarded for innovative contributions to the field.

Summer Institute at UH Creates New Breed of Social and Policy Science Scholar

Thu, 11 Jun 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Graduate students from across the country will converge at UH to participate in a workshop that will change them into a new breed of social science researchers. The Hobby Center for Public Policy’s EITM Summer Institute 2015 is planned for June 15 – 26 and is designed to sharpen participants’ dissertations and research projects.

UH Researchers Search for New, More Efficient Materials

Mon, 08 Jun 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers from the University of Houston are working to discover novel materials, funded by a $1 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Cheating Amoebas Reveal Key to Successful Societies

Thu, 04 Jun 2015

By None:: In a UH-led study appearing in Current Biology, researchers find that while cheaters do not take over populations, they also cannot ever fully be removed. The research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

Put a (Sterilized) Cork in It: How Not To Have Tainted Wine

Tue, 02 Jun 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: New research from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management indicates chemicals from contaminated corks are transmitted to the wine and spoil the contents. Lecturer Aaron Corsi and Associate Professor Jay Neal found electron-beam irradiation to be a safe and cost-effective way for cork producers to eliminate the problem.

End Game: Sport Can Ease the Transition into Retirement

Mon, 01 Jun 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Adjusting to the many changes retirement brings can mean the difference between a positive quality of life and one that struggles under the weight of change. A new study from a University of Houston researcher examined sport and its ability to impact the quality of life of a person as he or she transitions to retirement.