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Research and Teaching Integration (RTI) Program 

This competitive program provides undergraduate scholars at UTEP with the ability to translate their mentored-research findings into laboratory and/or classroom teaching modules, practice the art of teaching, and improve their training and skills in preparation for graduate school, biomedical teaching careers or the biomedical workforce.


2016 RTI Fellows and Faculty Mentors


Atzimba Casas2

Fellow

Atzimba Casas
Junior
Cellular & Molecular Biochemistry

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Mentor

Binata Joddar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Project Description: Casas’ mentored-research project, Development of Novel Hybrid Carbon Nanotube-Collagen Hydrogels for Applications in Cancer Research, will be used to develop a teaching module titled, Novel Approaches to Cancer Treatment, and presented by Casas in Dr. Joddar’s Biomedical Engineering 3305 course during the fall 2016 semester.


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Fellow

Jennie Choi
Senior
Biochemistry

Dr River ChuanXiao2

Mentor

Chuan (River) Xiao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

Project Description: Choi’s mentored-research project, Expression and Purification of Circadian Rhythm Proteins, will be used to develop a teaching module titled, Circadian Rhythm, and presented by Choi in Dr. Xiao's Biochemistry 3332 course during the fall 2016 semester.


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Fellow

Gabrielle Mendoza
Junior
Sociology and Political Science

Sara Grineski

Mentor

Sara Grineski, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Description: Mendoza’s mentored-research project in gender and education will be used to develop a teaching module titled, Sociology of Education & Gender Inequalities, and presented by Mendoza in Dr. Grineski’s Sociology 1301 course during the fall 2016 semester.


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for more information on the RTI Program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016–2017 cycle.