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June 3, 2022

Three UTSA Students Selected to Travel in 2023 on Fulbright Student Program Awards

Three students from UTSA have been awarded grants in the Fulbright Student Program to travel to Bulgaria, India, and St. Lucia in 2022. The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the flagship program for international educational exchange.
May 5, 2022

Students awarded funding to advance their STEM research

Four UTSA students and alumni have earned the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship. The award recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.
April 7, 2022

Biochemistry student earns prestigious Goldwater Award to continue research that will demystify sensory disfunction

Samantha Oviedo, a UTSA junior majoring in biochemistry, has been named a Barry Goldwater Scholar. The award is the most prestigious national scholarship bestowed on undergraduate students engaging in undergraduate research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
February 25, 2022

UTSA student uses scholarship nomination to propel her plans to improve global policy

Politics and law/psychology double major Grace Chen is raising the academic profile of UTSA by becoming the first Honors College student to interview for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship in six years.
January 27, 2022

Google grant expands Roadrunner career-readiness

The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of 20 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) selected to participate in the first cohort of the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program, an initiative aimed at helping Latino students prepare for the workforce through digital skills training and career workshops.
October 27, 2021

Honors College, Top Scholar student transforms challenges into lasting change

Mufaro Chitakure is not afraid of a challenge. It’s why the Honors College and Top Scholar student chose actuarial science as his major, and it’s what inspired him to join several organizations on campus that address important issues for students of color.
September 9, 2021

Honors College Top Scholar Student Aspires to Give Back Through Education

Analisa Gabryella Sulaica is on a mission to empower her community through education.
July 6, 2021

Four Roadrunners win Fulbright awards to travel abroad

Four recent UTSA graduates have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to travel to Germany, Spain and Belarus in 2022.
May 28, 2021

Three students honored with Ford Foundation fellowship

UTSA students Favour Obuseh (biomedical engineering) and Kaitlyn Varela (chemistry) were recognized this April as Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellows out of approximately 70 students nationwide.
April 20, 2021

Students earn coveted National Science Foundation fellowships to pursue research

An impressive 11 UTSA students and alumni were among a select group to receive a prominent award to advance their graduate research education.
April 15, 2021

Four UTSA students named Goldwater Scholars for research excellence

Four UTSA students have been named Barry Goldwater Scholars, the most prestigious national scholarship awarded to undergraduate students engaging in research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
April 12, 2021

Honors Students Create Podcasts for Honors College Academic Inquiry Course

In recent years, podcasts have soared in popularity. Name a topic and you can probably find a podcast devoted to it. Now, the UTSA Honors College has gotten into the act.
March 29, 2021

UTSA Honors Students Educate and Celebrate Through Day of the Dead Exhibit

While many UTSA students take the month of October to celebrate Halloween, one group of Honors students have turned their attention to Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Honors College counselor and instructor Alegra Lozano teaches the honors seminar, in which her students explore the observance and community engagement around this lavish multi-day celebration.
March 11, 2021

Teaching in the time of COVID

Gone are the days of professors lecturing to throngs of students in crowded lecture halls. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way college classes operate, at least for the time being and perhaps with a lasting impact.
March 11, 2021

The ELF Goes Virtual

In the past, the ELF was a traditional poster conference open to the university community. Students presented their experiences to judges from across the university who assessed the degree to which experiences met the Honors College learning outcomes and ethos. This year, the ELF went virtual.
March 11, 2021

Place, People, San Antonio: Transformative Leadership - Honors Professional Development

In the Fall of 2020, Elisa Perkins taught an Honors Professional Development Course, Place, People, San Antonio: Transformative Leadership. Perkins says that the course “engaged various levels of leadership of industries in San Antonio.” With this course, being virtual has turned out to be a huge advantage.
March 11, 2021

Home in the Time of Covid: Service

Honors College lecturer Amy Hauck incorporated the pandemic into her classroom lessons with her Service course, Home In The Time of Covid.
March 11, 2021

Demography of Covid: Honors Intellectual Achievement

Professor and Chair Kara Joyner was new to UTSA this fall, and Honors College students had the good fortune to learn from her, too.
March 11, 2021

Connect, Collect, Create: Honors Service

During the Summer of 2020, Citymester coordinator and Honors College lecturer Elisa Perkins, created an Honors Service course that incorporated COVID-19 into her summer classroom curriculum.
March 11, 2021

Civic Ethos: Philosophy of Civic Engagement

As a final project in the course, students applied the knowledge they have gained by creating a proposal and a poster for a future service project, based on their own passions and interests.
March 11, 2021

A Dungeons and Dragons Academic Adventure: Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

Don’t be fooled into thinking Robertson’s class was just an opportunity for students to get together and play Dungeons and Dragons.
March 11, 2021

Writing for the Screen: Skill Development

The goal of Writing for the Screen is to teach students the skill of screenwriting and all that entails (including structure, format and character development).
December 15, 2020

UTSA Honors College Students Serve as Congressional Interns

Forough Askarirad and Jasmin Paquet-Durand Ford, UTSA Honors College students, have secured the highly competitive internship at U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s offices.
December 3, 2020

The Archer Fellowship: Virtual Edition

During the Fall 2020 semester, the Archer Fellowship program kept its promise to students to deliver a once in a lifetime experience.
November 3, 2020

Meal Prep: Honors College Style

Over the course of the semester, Abdo and her students will compile the recipes and create a cookbook that will be available to all.
October 6, 2020

Students named Millennium Fellows to further U.N. sustainable development goals

Sixteen UTSA students have been named Millennium Fellows by the United Nations Academic Impact initiative and Millennium Campus Network.
September 1, 2020

Incoming Freshman Will Soon Have Three Scientific Papers to His Credit

Not many 17-year-old, recent high school graduates can say that they have their names attached to a scientific paper.
June 11, 2020

Student demonstrating leadership during first year at UTSA

First-year Top Scholar and Honors College student at UTSA Tristan Pepper has been named a participant in the Fulbright United Kingdom Summer Institute. The prestigious award recognizes promising first- and second-year students for their academic potential and ability to serve as a cultural ambassador to the United States.
April 7, 2020

UTSA Honors College Graduate Ana-Sofia Gonzalez Wins Fulbright Grant to Spend 2020-2021 Year in Colombia

The UTSA Honors College celebrates recent graduate Ana-Sofia Gonzalez (2019), who has been named an English Teaching Assistant in the Fulbright Student Program.
April 6, 2020

Two Honors College juniors receive prestigious Goldwater scholarship

UTSA students Naomi Alyafei and Christian Strong have been awarded the 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships for natural sciences, engineering and mathematics students in the United States.
January 15, 2020

Giving Back to the Global Community

Encountering challenges is not always favorable, but perseverance and faith allowed me to overcome my biggest challenge. At the age of eleven, I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis.
May 9, 2019

Two UTSA Honors College students strike gold as 2019 Goldwater scholars

For the first time in UTSA history, two students have been awarded the distinguished Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in the same year. Honors College students Favour Obuseh, a sophomore biomedical engineering major, and Aldo Sepulveda, a junior majoring in physics, are the third and fourth Roadrunners ever to receive the honor.