2012 Women in Science and Engineering Conference
April 12-13, 2012
Texas State University, San Marcos TX
The College of Science and Engineering hosted its third Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Conference from April 12-13, 2012.
2012 Conference Theme: "Scientists Making A Difference"
This two-day event provided a forum for science outreach and education, networking, and showcasing faculty and student research interests. Thank you to all of our alumni, students, and faculty who joined us in celebration of women in science and engineering at Texas State University!
2012 Conference Chair
Dr. Dana Garcia
Texas State University
College of Science and Engineering, Dept. of Biology
2012 Keynote Address
Dr. Peggy Glass
Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
B.S., Chemistry, Texas State University
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
2012 Student Poster Session Winners
Congratulations to our poster session and scholarship award recipients for their fine academic and research performance!
Priscilla Pham - "Preliminary characterization of secreted bioactive compounds from Bifidobacterium longum with modulatory activity towards enterocytic Fasting Induced Adipocyte Factor (FIAF)"
Nirmala Karunanathra - "Role of IAA28 in adventitious root formation in Arabidopsis"
Krystle Moore - "Overexpression of pic59 leads to picloram sensitivity in Arabidopsis"
Laura McCalla - "Water Quality of the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer, Hays County: Potential effects of a large-scale housing development and associated golf course in San Marcos, Texas"
2012 Scholarship Award Recipients
Krystle Moore: Women's Giving Circle-WISE Scholarship
Andrea Julian: Women's Giving Circle-WISE Scholarship
Val Yerby: Women's Giving Circle-WISE Scholarship
Lacey Latour: Samsung Austin Semiconductor Scholarship
Sarah Hanusch: SwRI Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Computer Science
Department of Engineering Technology
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Ingram School of Engineering
Office of the Vice President for Research and Federal Relations
Southwest Research Institute
Women's Giving Circle
Women in Science Initiative
Dana García, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology - Conference Chair
Nathaniel Dean, PhD, Professor, Department of Mathematics
Debra Feakes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Heather Galloway, PhD, Director, University Honors Program and Professor, Department of Physics
Miguel Gurrero, Career Advisor, Office of Career Services, Texas State University
Terry Hazell, Entrepreneur in Residence, Office of Commercialization and Industrial Relations, Texas State University
Anne Hee Hiong Ngu, PhD, Professor, Department of Computer Science
Vickie Meehan-Clarke, Senior Major Gift Officer, University Advancement, Texas State University
Clara Novoa, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ingram School of Engineering
Kim Porterfield, Director, Community Relations, Texas State University
Susan Romanella, MA, Director, H-LSAMP Scholars Program, College of Science and Engineering
Stephen Seidman, PhD, Dean - College of Science and Engineering
Vedaraman Sriraman, PhD, Professor, Department of Engineering Technology