A grant from Humanities Texas will help fund the Austin College Center for Southwestern and Mexican Studies Summer Institute for High School Teachers of English and Spanish later this month. Pairs of English and Spanish teachers from schools around the state will meet on campus for the immersive program that aims to strengthen and develop skills and resources for teachers working with Hispanic/Latino literature and culture.
The W.B. Munson Foundation, the Elias and Hanna Regensburger Foundation, and the Texoma Health Foundation made gifts toward the College’s Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation (SEPA) program that partners students with local nonprofits for summer internships focused on grant writing and grant research.
The Discovery Foundation of Dallas made a grant of $150,000 in support of the undergraduate research project of Dr. Lance Barton, associate professor of biology, which deals with training scientists to improve women’s health through understanding cancer development and designing cancer therapies. Read about undergraduate research in “The Momentum of Discovery”.
The National Science Foundation has granted $300,000 to support the Austin College STEM Teaching and Research (STAR) Leadership Program, which develops the disciplinary skills that make better, more rounded scientists prepared for their future STEM careers.
A two-year grant of $80,000 from the ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program will add an Austin College faculty member in East Asian language beginning this fall. The additional position will enhance the increasingly popular East Asian Studies interdisciplinary program at the College.