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COSET Annual Awards Ceremony

THE SCHOLOSCARS —- “Rewarding Excellence”

Thursday • April 27, 2023 • 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Science Center Atrium


You can download the Program for the ceremony: COSET_Award_Ceremony_Program.pdf

Special Election Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Science Center ~ Room 158 12:05 Noon – 2:00 PM


  • COSET Standing Committee Nominations 2024-2026
  • COSET Senator Elections

The election will be conducted by:
Charlotte Whaley, Rachel Mizzell and Helen Pitman

Online voting will begin Friday, April 21st and close Tuesday April 25th at 12:30 pm

Lunch will be provided.

Additional information is forthcoming.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) — 2023

WHO: All COSET undergraduate students

WHAT: Research under supervision of faculty mentors

WHEN: June 5 – August 11 (10 weeks)


  • $2,000 stipend for each participating student
  • $1,000 for each faculty mentor for supplies and others 
  • COSET will support about 10 qualified students.

For more information, contact Dr. Hyun-Min Hwang (713-313-1028) 

For details and application forms please download the document below:

COSET SURP-2023 Announcement and Application Form.pdf

Application deadline April 4, 2023

Mentor Support guidelines:

  • SURP faculty mentors are eligible to receive support for supplies or conference travel up to $1,000. No international travel is permitted.
  • SURP supplies purchased with your personal funds will not be reimbursed.
  • SURP valid quotes must be obtained from a vendor on TSU Approved Vendor List: All purchases have to be made per University guidelines.
  • SURP requisitions can be submitted until November 30, 2023. Any requisitions received after this date will not be processed.

101 Seminar

Download the COSET 101 Seminar from here:


Warner, Joy A

Hudson, Sharon

Excellence in Research


Outstanding research at the College of Science, Engineering and Technology has been recognized by the National Science Foundation this Fall with more the $2 million in awards.

Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineeringaward of $1,000,000 for 3 years to Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu (PI) in the Department of Physics, Dr. Shishir Shishodia (Co-PI) and Dr. Jason Rosenzweig (Co-PI) from Department of Biology, Dr. Hyun-Min Hwang (Co-PI) and Dr. Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar (Co-PI) in Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences. In the project entitled “Characterization, Dynamics, and Biological Impact of Indoor Airborne Dust Exposurea multidisciplinary team of researchers will perform research that will primarily focus on characterizing both the chemical pollutants and microbiological components found in environmental dust, as well as its sources. This research will explore the fundamental processes in cell and molecular biology guiding dust related stress responses. Four PhD students will receive research scholarships.

Excellence in Research award of $500,000 for 3 years to Dr. Yunjiao Wang (PI) in the Department of Mathematics and Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu (Co-PI) in the Department of Physics for the project “Strengthen the Foundation of Big Data Analytics via Interdisciplinary Research among HBCUs”. This award is shared with a group of researchers in the Department of Computer Science at the Prairie View A&M University and has the goal to improve the understanding and explainability of deep neural networks with the quantum theory of modern physics;  enhance the mathematical foundation of deep neural networks; increase the computation efficiency of the deep learning training process with new scalable algorithms; and implement the deep learning research innovations into a new deep learning software package and deploy in the cloud computing and supercomputing platforms.

Excellence in Research award of $500,000 for 3 years to Dr. Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar (PI) in Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences for the project “Analyzing the impact of landscape changes on the watershed dynamics of the flood-prone urban region”. This project aims to analyze how the urban development, population growth and landscape changes dramatically alters the natural watershed ecosystem and stresses the ecological resources. This research project will provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate students at TSU, train them in state-of-the-art geospatial techniques and enhance collaboration and internship opportunities. Recently, Dr. Bhaskar received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research at the Makerere University in Uganda on monitoring and mapping the Lake Victoria water quality by using satellite remote sensing.

Excellence in Research award of $275,000 for 3 years to Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu (PI) in the Department of Physics for the project “Dynamics of high-L states of Rydberg atoms”. This project seeks to deepen the understanding of high angular momentum states of Rydberg atoms. These are hydrogenic states of atoms excited at very large quantum numbers n, that are very fragile, and easily perturbed by surrounding electric and magnetic fields, and interact strongly with other particles via large cross sections. This project provides scholarships to undergraduate students for training in theoretical atomic physics research through year-long active mentoring, and summer research programs.

Special Election Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 — Science Center — Room 156 , 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


– 12 Faculty Nominations and Election for COSET Dean Search Committee

– COSET Standing Committees Nominations and Election

Please download flyer .

Fall 2018 – Important dates

Office of Student Services and Instructional Support provides a list of the most important dates.


  • Convocation – FOUNDERS DAY – September 7, 2018
  • Last Day to Drop/Withdraw without grades of “W” – September 10, 2018  
  • COSET 101- September 12, 2018 @ Noon in SB 156 – TOPIC: Show me the Money: Financial Aid, SAP and YOU!   
  • Deadline for December 2018 Graduation Applications – September 14, 2018
  • Last Day to pay tuition and fees – September 19, 2018
  • All unpaid course selections purged – September 19, 2018
  • COSET 101 – October 10, 2018 @ Noon in SB 156 – TOPIC: “The ABC’s & 123”s of Learning Styles”
  • Mid-Term MadnessOctober 10, 2018 – from 5:00pm to 10:00 pm in SB Atrium (Faculty/Staff, Tutors and student orgs are needed for assistance. Thank you.)
  • Mid-Term Examinations – October 13-19, 2018
  • Deadline for Spring 2019 Graduation – October 19, 2018
  • COSET 101 – November 14, 2018 @ Noon in SB 156 – TOPIC: Forging Beneficial Connections Between STEM Students & STEM Employers: Internships, Fellowship, and Jobs
  • HOMECOMING Celebrations– October 22 – 27, 2018
  • Last Day to Drop/Withdraw – November 2, 2018 (Students must complete a drop or withdrawal form, signed by an advisor and taken to Bell Hall 2nd for it to be processed)
  • COSET 101 – December 5, 2018 @ Noon in SB 156 – TOPIC: Grades. Graduation and Good Standing
  • Finals FrenzyDecember 5, 2018 – from 5:00pm to 10:00 pm in SB Atrium (Faculty/Staff, Tutors and student orgs are needed for assistance. Thank you.)
  • Final ExamsDecember 8- 13, 2018 (See schedule on line)
  • Graduation Rehearsal – December 14, 2018 in H&PE (Details on time to be announced)
  • Graduation – December 15, 2018 (See graduation schedule online at  TSU E-news for  more information)

Fall 2018 Opening Faculty Meeting

Thursday, August 23, 2018

12:00 Noon

TSU Science Center – Room

Lunch will be provided

please see the flyer.





Thursday, April 26, 2018

11:30 am – 2:00 pm


Science Center Atrium.

Download the flyer .

Career Day

COSET STEM Career day


Friday April 27, 2018

10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Science Center Atrium

Companies Participating: Schlumberger, Lone Star, Exxon Mobil.

Download the flyer .

COSET HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Harris County Public Health Department in collaboration with Texas Southern University and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, will be celebrating the 18th year of National
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative.

The event will highlight the Positive Exchange Project; an art installation that displays a unique and real representation about the past and present struggles with HIV/AIDS.

Art Exhibition: 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

Free HIV Testing: 9:00 AM—3:00 PM

Location: Science Center Atrium Texas Southern University 3100 Cleburne St. Houston, TX 77004


Gordon, Donald




COSET First Generation Tigers Luncheon

fgen1finalThe College of Science Engineering and Technology held a luncheon for its First Generation Tigers on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the first “COSET CONNECT FIRST GEN TIGERS” luncheon. For those of you who are wondering what the purpose of the luncheon was, here are some facts.  FIRST GEN (generation) TIGER refers to students who are the first in their immediate family to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. COSET CONNECT refers to connecting these students with a mentor who will be a support system for the student. The luncheon was held to introduce first generation COSET students and their Mentors to each other. The luncheon was designed to be an icebreaker and information session to allow students to get to know who they will be working with for the rest of their college journey while at Texas Southern University. It also gave the mentors the same opportunity. The mentors put the mentees at ease so they would know that they could be comfortable with them and ask questions freely. The group took time to get to know each other. They shared professional and personal histories and found similarities and differences. The mentors discussed what fgen4finalthey do for Texas Southern and what their position means in the organization. They discussed roles and expectations from the mentoring commitment, discussed logistics, the best method for keeping in touch between meetings, and expectations between calls or visits. They also established boundaries for the mentoring relationship. There was conversation about mentors offering feedback on professionalism, values, proper attire, grooming, nonverbal communication, whether it is appropriate to address language issues, whether it is appropriate to discuss behaviors that may be offensive, and confidentiality.  The luncheon fostered good connections and much laughter. Our goal for the students is to navigate these First Gen students through their college experience with the least amount of complication. We aim to improve each student’s awareness of their requirements, their obligations, and our support to promote their success for the present and the future.

Desirée Jackson