UHV students present research project at Rice University
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
UHV graduate students Almas Vishram of Houston, left, and Carla Dagher of Katy presented research on July 18 at the conclusion of the NEWT Research Experience for Teachers hosted at Rice University from June 5 to July 18. During the six-week internship period, 17 interns were chosen from teachers in the Houston; El Paso; Phoenix, Ariz.; and New Haven, Conn. Areas to work on research projects in a nanotechnology research laboratory focused on water treatment. Dagher and Vishram worked with other students on a research project titled Biostability and Cytotoxicity of Aluminum Nanocrystals. After they presented their research, Dagher will attend fall lesson planning workshops, and teach the research-based lessons at a spring NanoAcademy workshop for her students. Dagher is a chemistry teacher in the Katy Independent School District and will be putting together a lesson plan that matches TEKS requirements.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers
courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education,
Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional
site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State
Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and
the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population,
as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.