NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

Recognition & Honors

Emily Beverly (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences) was interviewed as a subject matter expert for an August 24 New York Times article, “A Shifting Climate Gave Humans Many Opportunities to Leave Africa,” written by Sabrina Imbler.

Jakoah Brgoch’s (Chemistry) research with graduate student Shruti Hariyani was highlighted August 23 in the Research News section of the National Science Foundation website. The NSF article covered their research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces on the development of a prototype LED that reduces – instead of masks – the blue component, while making colors appear just as they do in natural sunlight.

Heather Domjan (STEM Center) was honored as a UH Cub Camp Namesake for 2021-2022! Each year, there are four Cub Camp groups, and each camp is named after a UH faculty, staff, or alumnus nominated by the UH community for going above and beyond to improve the success of our students. 2021-2022 honorees were Domjan, Vyckie Avila, Patty Godfrey, and Kelvin Sampson. UH Cub Camp is an experience for first-year students during the week before classes start. The new Coogs spend three days learning about UH, its traditions, and the on-campus community.

Seth Evans (Financial Coordinator 2, Chemistry) received a Cougar Cudos award from UH Staff Council. These awards recognize staff for exceptional service to the University of Houston.

Jessica Rodriguez (Program Manager, NSM Scholar Enrichment Program) presented at the UH Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) Virtual Welcome Back Event on August 27. She introduced the members to the Scholar Enrichment Program and the academic support opportunities available to students throughout their academic careers, highlighting SEP’s academic excellence workshops and peer tutoring services.

Stacy Smeal (NSM Research Liaison Officer) co-presented on Tracking Cost Share at the UH Division of Research’s Research and Innovation Forum on September 16.