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Adam Nwaozo Wins the Texas Student Challenge June 2016

Adam Nwaozo Wins the Texas Student Challenge June 2016

Texas State has done it again! This year, Texas State student, Adam Nwaozo, has won the Texas Rural Challenge conference Student Challenge on June 9, 2016. The Texas Student Challenge (TSC) is a business plan competition held to encourage entrepreneurship and technological innovation among college students in the State of Texas. As part of the Texas Rural Challenge (TRC), hosted by the Office of the Governor and UTSA's Institute for Economic Development – Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Rural Business Program, the TSC aims to foster high-quality business ventures and innovative technologies that will benefit rural communities through community and economic development.

Texas Student Challenge June 2016

Materials Science, Engineering, & Commercialization Program

MSEC Program always has a busy year with rewards.  Here are a few of their recent awards:

MSEC PhD Student Wins William E Spricer - Thomas N Casselman Best Student Paper Award.  

Mariana Ocampo awarded NSF-funded travel grant.

MSEC PhD student wins the University Finals of the Three Minute Theses (3MT).  

Please visit their website for the latest updates!

Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization Program


The new addition to STAR Park recently opened. The expansion, Completed September 1, 2016, added 16,000 square feet of lab and office space.  STAR Park has been an instrumental part of the university's research success, allowing the university to partner with promising technology startups.  For more information, please visit their website.