2021 Updates

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).