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Professors lead stargazing experience

Professors lead stargazing experience

Amber Navarrete Gonzalez

October 2, 2019

During the spring and fall semesters, the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy will host free stargazing experiences. The event will take place on the first and third Friday of every month at the Curtis Vaughan Jr. Observatory, which is located on the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. All...

UTSA expands on dopamine research

UTSA expands on dopamine research

Steve Moul

February 6, 2019

Scientists at UTSA have recently uncovered a new relationship between the psychostimulant, cocaine and dopamine responses in the brain. This new information, which was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, sheds light into how the brain reacts when there is added efforts into r...

Research improves plastic and petroleum production

Research improves plastic and petroleum production

Carlos Prado

November 28, 2018

UTSA’s chemistry department has made discoveries that could potentially change manufactures’ production of plastics and petroleum. Over 90 percent of the everyday products people use have a form of plastic in them. Plastic is made from oil deep underground that has been sitting for billions of ye...

New construction science lab allows integration of technology and teaching

February 3, 2015

The UTSA downtown campus continues to innovate with the addition of the new Bartelett Cocke General Contractors Teaching and Research Laboratory. The Department of Construction Science, part of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, will utilize the new technology and classroom to ...