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UHD Scholars Academy Student Research Conference April 14

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The 22nd Annual UHD Scholars Academy Student Research Conference (SRC) will be held Friday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All UHD community members are invited to come out and support our up-and-coming researchers and scientists! 

The program officially begins at 9 a.m. in the Robertson Auditorium with remarks from Dr. Mary Jo Parker, Executive Director of the Scholars Academy, President Loren J. Blanchard, Provost Deborah Bordelon, and College of Sciences & Technology Dean Akif Uzman. 

geraldine schottThe keynote speaker for this year’s SRC is UHD alumna Dr. Geraldine Schott. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from UHD in 2015, Schott went on to earn a doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2020. She is currently an associate at pH Partners, a boutique investment banking firm headquartered in Austin that focuses on capital formation, partnerships, and merger-and-acquisition solutions for companies in the health care technology arena. 

Oral presentations begin at 9:45 a.m. The afternoon will feature two poster sessions in Academic Building Room A300: Session I begins at 1 p.m. and Session II at 2:30 p.m.
Open to all undergraduate and graduate research students who wish to showcase their scholarly activities, the SRC is sponsored by the UHD Scholars Academy with generous funding from The Brown Foundation Inc., a Department of Education MSEIP grant, and UHD. 

Questions? Check out the website or contact Mercedes Gonzales, SA Program Coordinator, at gonzalesmer@uhd.edu

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.