Certificate in Hands-on Nanotechnologies

For the past two years, St. Edward’s University has been in a partnership with the UT-Austin NASCENT Nanotechnology Center to offer a Certificate in Hands-on Nanotechnologies that consists of 3 online courses with portable nanotechnology labs.
Course 1:  Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials  (summer)
Course 2:  Nanodevices (following summer)
Course 3:  Nanotech Innovation (fall semester after Course 2)
Students register through the UT system and credit for each course transfers back to SEU as PHYS 3345 Special Topics in Physics and can count toward a minor in physics.  Crisel Suarez, who graduated this past May as a math major, recently completed the program and is now enrolled in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Physics PhD Program to study photonics.  If you register for Course 1 for this summer or have any questions, please contact Paul Walter (pauljw@stedwards.edu).

Dr. Kirk Jensen Biology Seminar, Carter Auditorium, Friday 3/2 at 5 PM

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to host Dr. Kirk Jensen, Assistant Professor from the University of California, Merced. His talk is entitled: “Hacking the immune system: a parasite’s perspective”.  Dr. Jensen‘s work further extends into the role of pathogens in auto-immune gut disorders such as Crohn’s Disease. Carter Auditorium. Friday 3/2 at 5 PM (pizza at 4:30 PM)

Department of Chemistry: Guest Speaker Series

2D or not 2D? Tribology, energy, and 2D nanomaterials

NSCI Chemistry Department hosts Dr. James D. Batteas, professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University, on Friday, 16 February at 3:00 p.m. in JBWN 206. An expert in surface chemistry and nanoscience, Dr. Batteas’ research focuses on the exploration and control of the surfaces and interfaces of materials, including the use of scanning probe microscopies to examine material properties on the atomic scale. His research group specializes in using nanomaterials and devices to develop custom-engineered surfaces and interfaces. They have developed a model platform to investigate the adhesive and fricational interactions at nanoscaled asperity-asperity contacts by using silica nanoparticles to for substrates with asperities of controlled radius of curvature (ca. 5-20nm), matching those found in many machined interfaces. In addition to the science of tribology, research activities and opportunities for REU experiences at TAMU will also be described.

St. Edward’s students find more information online. 

Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19!

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, March 9, 2018

Scholarships up to $3,000 for Student Research Projects

The Wild Basin Creative Research Center is now accepting applications for 2018/19 research scholarships from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund. The Dr. Allan W. Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the schools of Natural Sciences, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Management and Business, and Humanities. The fund also offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions that are based at the university’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.

This year, the application process is through an online portal (here: Apply Hook Wild Basin Fellowship). Applicants should review the Fellowship Application Guide and Instructions, prepare their full proposal, and after review and approval from their faculty supervisor, submit it through the online portal. Interested students should contact the Wild Basin Director if they have questions. Descriptions of past projects supported by the Endowment can be found on the Research portion of the Wild Basin website.

We encourage you to share this announcement with faculty and students in your school and departments. We look forward to receiving a diversity of project applications from many academic areas!

This opportunity is made possible by the commitment and generosity of Dr. Allan W. Hook and Rosemary Guzman Hook, who established the endowment to honor Hook’s life work and dedication to providing students with opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. His philosophy is that “one can learn more from the natural world than from the human-made world.” The fund will promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the Wild Basin Preserve and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.


A recent article from the Toledo research lab


Join me in congratulating the student co-authors of our lab’s most recent publication!

“The first structural model for the resting state of the active site of nickel acireductone dioxygenase (Ni-ARD)”

Inorg. Chem. Comm. (2018), 89C, 37-40.

You might recognize some of the names of students you have in class or had in class in the past. This work wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the various sources of funding that make our summer research programs a success. A special thanks to my colleagues in the Chemistry department that supported this work and continue to support our science.




SOURCE Information and Deadlines

SOURCE abstract submissions are now open! Students can submit their abstracts by using the following link, 2018 Abstract Submissions

The Symposium for Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression is a St. Edward’s University signature event. Every year SEU hosts SOURCE to give outstanding student researchers, artists, and designers a chance to showcase their most insightful and impressive work. Presentations and posters span the fields studied at St. Edward’s, from Biology to Theater Arts and Psychology to English Writing. During this one-day symposium students present their research and creative works at oral, poster, lightning, and roundtable sessions.

SOURCE Timeline 2018

Monday, January 22: Abstract Submissions Open, https://goo.gl/forms/Lb9SyhN85YMDxGl22

Monday, February 19: Abstract Early Entry Deadline

Monday, February 26: Abstract Final Entry Deadline

Monday, March 19: SOURCE Presenters Announcement

Friday, April 13: SOURCE Event Day

Information for Faculty:
Are you a faculty member who is conducting research projects with students? Do you know a student who has or is currently engaged in research or creative works? Then encourage your mentee to submit an abstract for the 2018 symposium. Faculty mentors should guide their students in selecting the appropriate type of presentations, oral, poster, lightning, or roundtable. Students must have the approval of their faculty mentor before submitting their abstract. Early entry submissions are due Monday, February 19, final abstract deadline Monday, February 26. Students will be informed of the status of their applications by Monday, March 19. If you want a sense of what kinds of projects have been showcased in past years please visit, http://sites.stedwards.edu/source/program/

Have additional questions students and mentors? Please contact co-chairs, Professor Tammie Rubin, M.F.A., trubin@stedwards.edu, or Professor Casie Parish Fisher, Ph.D., casiep@stedwards.edu

Tammie Rubin, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Visual Studies
Ceramics & Sculpture

Casie Parish Fisher, Ph.D.
Chair, Criminal Justice Department
Director, Forensic Science Program

Thursday, 16 Nov.: Bookstore One Day Sale!

The Bookstore is having a One Day Sale today, Thursday, 16 Nov. with all clothing and gift items (including Clearance) 20% off!

Plus, receive an extra 5% at checkout when you like them on Facebook.

Stop today 9am – 5pm to shop the sale!

Academy of Science Plant Sale

Did you know…a study completed by Amanda Read at the Royal College of Agriculture in England found that student attentiveness increased by 70 percent in lecture halls that had plants.

Surely, that effect is not limited to lecture halls (or students), and luckily AOS has you covered – get your very own plant, just in time for finals!

Increase your focus!  Dominate those exams! Faculty, get in front of your grading!

Plus they are just darn cute.

And would make great holiday gifts for your friends and family.

Ragsdale plaza, Thursday-Friday Nov 9-10, 9a-2p

Forensic Association Fundraiser: Schlotzsky’s

Please stop by Schlotzsky’s on Saturday, November 4th from 4:00-9:00pm at the 218 South Lamar location to help FACT raise money for their Murder Mystery Dinner!  15% of your total purchase will go to the Forensic Association if you mention you are with FACT at checkout.

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Business Plan Competition – Apply by 7 Nov.

The Munday School of Business’ annual Business Plan Competition is accepting applications now through Tuesday, 7 November.  The competition is open to SEU students who are in Austin during the Spring 2018 Semester.  For more details:


And to apply: