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 Exposure” a 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.
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
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
TSU Science Center – Room
Lunch will be provided
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Science Center Atrium.
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COSET STEM Career day
Friday April 27, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Science Center Atrium
Companies Participating: Schlumberger, Lone Star, Exxon Mobil.
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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
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The 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 they 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.
Friday, January 15, 2016 ~ Science Center ~ Room 156
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Faculty Meeting for election of College Rank, Tenure and Promotion Committee
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
—– LUNCH —–
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Opening Faculty Meeting Spring 2016
COSET Alumni Chapter Advisory Board Officer
KBR Infrastructure & Minerals, Senior Project Manager