2014 Awards

An Investigation of the Effects of an Intensive Science and Social Shared-Reading Curriculum on Spanish-speaking Children’s Oral Language Development
Jorge E. Gonzalez, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M
Gabriela Lopez, Universidad Autὀnoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM)

Can Vegetation Reduce Sand Dune Erosion in the Gulf of Mexico? A Bi-national Research Experiment and Student Exchange
Rusty A. Feagin, Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, Texas A&M
Maria Luisa Martinez , Instituto de Ecologἰa A.C. (INECOL)

Deep-tissue optical stimulation of neural tissue
Vladislav Yakovlev, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M
Rubén Ramos García, National Institute of Astrophysics (INAOE)

Future climate change impacts on agroclimate and surface hydrology: case studies in Baja California (Mexico) and Texas
Huilin Gao, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M
Francisco Bautista, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

High-performance Electrode Architecture for Lithium-Air Batteries
Partha P. Mukherjee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M
Abel Hernández-Guerrero, Universidad de Guanajuato (UGTO)

Identification of Mycoplasma genitalium and its correlates in Mexican women
Brandie D. Taylor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M
Fernando Martín Guerra Infante, National Institute of Perinatology

Nanoclusters for the de-sulfurization of heavy oils
Jorge M. Seminario, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M
Donald H. Galvan, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Preliminary study to detect aflatoxin and fumonisin co-exposure in a Mexican population from the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico
Timothy D. Phillips, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M
Alicia G. Marroquín Cardona, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL)

Role of CRAC Channels in Control of Inflammation
Shenyuan Zhang, Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M
Roberto Carlos Munoz Garay, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated to growth, fertility and first-calf survival traits in Brangus heifers managed under semi-arid extensive conditions in southern Sonora
David G. Riley, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M
Pablo Luna Nevárez, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON)

Vulnerability Assessment of Surface Water and Ground Water Resources in the Guanajuato-San Miguel de Allende region of Mexico: A Bi-national Approach to Research and Education
John R Giardino, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M
Horacio Hernandez, Universidad of Guanajuato (UGTO)

Special Research Program

An Alternative Use of Horticultural Crops: Stressed Plants as Biofactories of Health Promoting Compounds Targeting High Value Health Markets for the US-Mexican Trade
Luis Cisneros- Zevallos, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M
Daniel Alberto Jacobo-Velázquez, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Characterization of resistance to root- and foliage-feeding insects in maize breeding lines, landraces and wild ancestors
Julio S. Bernal, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M
Ruairidh Sawers, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV)