Research & Education


Apr 29, 2015
2015-2016 LIFT Proposal Solicitation is open until July 10th, 2015

Aug 07, 2014
The Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology (LIFT) winners have been announced!

May 10, 2014
The Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology (LIFT) has Launched!


The Research and Educational Technology Committee focuses on coordination and communication to support research and educational technologies across campus. This group provides leadership for the University's research capabilities, learning management system, teaching and collaboration tools, and classroom technology tools. Through the Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology (LIFT), the committee leads the effort to identify initiatives and allocate seed money to innovative technology projects that support students and faculty at the University.

Committee Members

Chair: Pat Davis

Research & Educational Technology Committee Members
Name Position & Organization

Ann Molineaux, Ph.D.

Curator, Jackson School of Geosciences

Ariel Schwartz

Doctoral Student, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Bill Barth, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Brad Englert

University Chief Information Officer and ITS Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer

Bruce Pennycook, D.M.A.

Professor, Director of Digital Arts, College of Fine Arts

Carlos Ovalle

Graduate Student, School of Information

Craig Chase, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Emily Cicchini

Project Manager, Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, College of Liberal Arts

James Henson, Ph.D.

Director of Texas Politics Project, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts

James Pennebaker, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Jeremi Suri, Ph.D.

Professor, LBJ School, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Kelley Crews, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts

Ken Tothero

Associate Director of Educational Technology Center for Teaching and Learning

Matt Mangum

Director I, Cockrell School of Engineering

Matthew Lease, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Information

Nancy Guilloteau

Lecturer, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts

Pat Davis, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, Professor, College of Pharmacy

Rashish Tandon

Graduate Student, Computer Science, College of Natural Science

Zach Booth Simpson

Research Engineer, Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology

Zach Schmitz

Student Government Representative, Undergraduate, McCombs School of Business

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Meeting Information

Third Thursday of every month 8-9:15 p.m., FAC 228D (subject to change).

Aug 20
No Meeting
Jul 29
LIFT Selection
Jun 18
May 21
| Notes
Apr 16

Current Projects