Research News

TWU team wins NASA design challenge

The first time was a charm for a team of six Texas Woman’s University students who won best overall team accolades at the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Design Challenge Showcase held in Houston on Nov. 12.

Informatics students join groundbreaking precision medicine initiative

TWU informatics students are lending their time and talents to a nationwide precision medicine initiative aimed at changing the way we treat and prevent disease.

TWU developing technology to improve quality of life for clients “living in place”

A new app aims to make home assessments easier for clinicians and home owners, while providing more consistent and thorough results. Male therapist using iPad app with elderly client

Student researcher explores what’s next for cancer drugs

Biochemistry senior Claudette Fraire already has three years of research experience. By jumping into the lab as an undergraduate, she's set the stage for graduate school and a possible future in cancer research.  

Texas Woman's professor researches the cognitive side of dancing

TWU dance professor Matthew Henley looks outside of the traditional definitions of "intelligence" to see if cognitive abilities are shaped by different aptitudes.

TWU kinesiology student conducts unique, award winning research

As a Texas Woman’s honors student, Ayana Georges (B.S. ‘18) knew she wanted to make a difference in the world of kinesiology. This prompted her to begin her award-winning research, which received top honors at the 2018 Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) Conference held in March.

TWU researcher uses NSF grant to look at legislative vs. court-based policy outcomes

TWU's Parker Hevron is using an NSF grant to explore the consequences of court-based policymaking in the U.S.

TWU hires director for new Center for Student Research

Texas Woman's University has hired Diana Elrod, Ph.D., to lead its new Center for Student Research. The Center is part of TWU's efforts to offer increased collaborative research and creative programs and services to its students.

Texas Woman’s University chemistry program earns top national recognition

Over the past decade, Texas Woman’s University students in chemistry and biochemistry have turned aluminum cans into Play-Doh, sampled and analyzed water quality in the Trinity River watershed, and converted human energy on treadmills into potential electricity. For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, TWU has been singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Carving a new path through experiential learning

Kwentoria Williams learned about a program that was established to enhance student learning through experiential learning. The idea behind the program is to offer students an opportunity to work on live projects, with the help of a faculty mentor, that pertain to their field of study. For Williams, the experiential learning program was her opportunity to dive deeper into a subject that she was passionate about: Texas health policies.

Texas Woman’s faculty ready to ‘go global’ with national grant

As part of an initiative to support and enrich humanities education and scholarship at minority-serving institutions, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded two Texas Woman’s University faculty members a grant to incorporate global perspectives and experiential learning into the university’s undergraduate humanities courses. This highly competitive grant, totaling $99,803, is the first of its kind to be awarded to TWU.

Sweet rides compete in 20th Annual Edible Car Race

From “Wreck It Ralph,” to “The Magic School Bus” and even “Stranger Things,” judges saw it all at Texas Woman’s University’s 20th annual Edible Car Contest.  On Jan. 26, more than 200 students from Denton and Tarrant counties competed for recognition for the fastest and most unique car made entirely of food.

Texas Woman’s faculty Christopher Bolinger wins national research award

Assistant Professor Christopher Bolinger, Ph.D. of the communication sciences and disorders faculty is the recipient of a national research award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The awards are given to junior university faculty members to support their mentored academic and research endeavors in the field of communication disorders. Bolinger plans to use the award to further research in his area of expertise: dysphagia, a swallowing disorder.

Family therapy students awarded national research fellowship

Sheeza Mohsin and Allison Tomlinson, both doctoral students in family therapy at TWU, are among only 21 family therapy students across the nation to be awarded competitive federal research fellowships with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The two were awarded the awards through the organization's Minority Fellowship Program.

TWU Students Top Graduate Student Research Awards

Texas Woman's University students were honored with the top two prizes at the recent Graduate Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the Federation of North Texas Area Universities.

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