Keynote Speaker

2019 Conference

We are excited to have Dr. Stanley J. Roux Jr, Department of Molecular Biosciences at The University of Texas at Austin as our 2019 Keynote Speaker.

Stanley J Roux Jr

Research Integrity Officer, Professor

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Office of the Vice President for Research, Molecular Biosciences


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Dr. Stanley J. Roux, Jr.

Dr. Stanley Roux received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1971. After completing his postdoctoral appointment at Yale in the lab of Dr. F.M. Richards, Dr. Roux joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, then moved to the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1978. Since then he has held multiple positions on campus, including Chairman of the Botany Department, Chairman of the Division of Biological Sciences, Associate Director of the School of Biological Sciences, and Faculty Ombudsperson. Dr. Roux is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT, and has been honored with state and national teaching awards. In support of his research at UT, Dr. Roux has received over three decades of funding from both the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has published over 150 research articles in key journals. He has been given national research awards from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research and the American Society of Plant Biologists, and was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015 and received the national "Excellence in Education" award from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) in 2015.

Dr. Roux is the lead inventor of our Apyrase Control Trait (ACT) technology and the currently serves as Research Integrity Officer for The University of Texas at Austin.

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Ethical Data Use and Responsible Research

Colleen Lyon, Head of Scholarly Communications, University of Texas Libraries

Jessica Trelogan, Research Data Services Coordinator, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Today, data is at the center of all research activities. In this session, experts in data and copyright from UT Libraries will conduct an interactive session about responsible and productive use and publication of research data. Come to learn about rights associated with the data and publications you create and use in your research. Understand what you can and cannot do with data and how to cite it. Learn best practices for making your own data outputs useful and “FAIR” (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable). Discover tools and resources that can help you share your work and make an impact.

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Visualize This: Can you see it as it is meant to be?

Ayat Mohammed, Ph.D., visualization scientist at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC),The University of Texas at Austin

In the context of building Good Systems, scientific visualizations derived from research data need to be transparent, accurate, and understandable to the users. In this talk, Ayat Mohammed, a visualization scientist at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) will demonstrate a comprehensive workflow to address the scalability of rendering and the scalability of representation, both required for accurate perception of the phenomena that is being observed. The workflow integrates metrics used across diverse areas of study to deliver perceivable visualizations that meet researchers' and users expectations.

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What You Need to Know About Undergraduate Research


Robert V. Reichle, Director - Office of Undergraduate Research, School of Undergraduate Studies

Learn about the benefits of undergraduate research and ways that students can get involved. If you’re interested in taking the first step toward conducting undergraduate research or you’re just curious about how research impacts students, find out more at this session.

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Women in Academia

University of Texas at Austin Professors

Rachel Wellhausen, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin -Department of Government

Lynn Katz, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin - Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Monique Pikus, Ph.D.

The University of Texas as Austin - Liberal Arts Honors Program

Tayna Paull, PH.D.

The University of Texas at Austin - College of Natural Sciences


Graduate Student Panel

University of Texas at Austin Graduate Students

Progga Chirontoni

The University of Texas at Austin - Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Garrett Edmonds

The University of Texas at Austin - Department of Chemistry

Erin Yanota

The University of Texas at Austin - Department of English

Trey Sutjita

The University of Texas at Austin - Department of Molecular Biosciences

Fortunato "Nick" Medrano

The University or Texas at Austin - Developmental Psychology





2018 Conference

John B. Goodenough

Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Professor

Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


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2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. John B. Goodenough

Dr. Goodenough is know around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Dr. Goodenough is known as the "father" of the lithium-ion battery. In 1979, Dr. Goodenough demonstrated that a high density of stored energy was possible using an anode other than metallic lithium. This discovery led to the development of the lithium-ion batteries that are used in portable electronics and electric vehicles. At the age of 94, Dr. Goodenough has introduced another breakthrough in solid-state battery technology that is safer, cheaper, faster-charging, and can store up to five times as much energy as the current battery. and can power everything from mobile phones to electric cars.

Dr. Goodenough is the author of eight books, 800 journal articles, and he has received numerous national and international awards.