2002 Awards

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Biomarkers of Chemical Exposure and Sensitivity in Populations on the Texas-Mexico Border
Kirby Donnelly, Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M
Karim Acuna-Askar, UANL

Design and Optimization of Oil Field Brine Conversion Processes to Water of Irrigation Quality
Maria Barrufet, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M
Gustavo Iglesias, ITC

Development of Intelligent Rollover Warning and Control Systems for Tractor-Semitrailers
Reza Langari, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M
Edgar Sanchez, CINVESTAV

Influence of the Host Genetic Background; the Bacterial Virulence and Mycobacterial Peptides in Bovine Macrophage
L. Garry Adams, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M
Jose Angel Gutierrez-Pabello, UNAM

Information Theory to Forest Genomics
Claire Williams, Forest Science, Texas A&M
M. Humberto Reyes Valdes, NARRO

Investigation of the Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in Valle de Bravo Freshwater Reservoir
Ayal Anis, Texas A&M University-Galveston
Martin Merino, UNAM

Methane in Marine Karst Environments: A Joint U.S./Mexico Interdisciplinary Program
Mahlon Kennicutt, III, Oceanography, Texas A&M
Elva Escobar Briones and Pedro Morales Puetno, UNAM

Molecular Basis of the Mycoparasitic Response in the Biocontrol Fungus Trichoderma
Chuck Kenerley, Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, CINVESTAV

Natural Hydrocarbon Seeps of the Gulf of Mexico
Ian MacDonald, Oceanography, Texas A&M
Elva Escobar Briones, UNAM

On the Development of a Virtual Software System Laboratory Architecture and its Prototype
Steve Liu, Computer Science, Texas A&M
Jorge Enrique Preciado Velasco and Roberto Conte Galvan, CICESE

Process Development and Health Benefits of Value-added Functional Extracts from Native American Crops for their use in the U.S. Food and Pharmaceutical Industry
Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Horticulture Science, Texas A&M
Carmen Hernandez, ITESM

Sustainable Growth: Mexico and the United States
John Moroney, Economics, Texas A&M
Flory Anette Dieck Assad, ITESM

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Carbon Foam Composites
Ozden Ochoa, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M
Sergey Kanaun, ITESM

Understanding How Connectivity Between and Among Children, Families, Community, and Schools Promotes and/or Impedes School Readiness in Colonias on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Jan Hughes, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M
Maria T. Montero Mendoza, UACJ

User-Oriented Models for Assessing Ecological and Economic Drought Risks on Semi-Arid Rangelands
Merwyn Kothmann, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M
Heriberto Diaz Solis, NARRO

Virtual Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing Automation and Control
Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M
Manuel Macias, ITESM