Your generous gift will help purchase necessary research supplies for our scientists working on wound healing, cognitive dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis patients, bacterial biofilm formation in disease, and various environmental sustainability projects.
UIW has an incredible summer program for middle school students in the San Antonio ISD, Northside ISD, and Southwest ISD interested in STEM - called GEMS - Girls in Engineering, Math and Science and SEMI (Science, Engineering, Math Institute) for boys. We host six camps and our biggest expense in food - snacks and lunch. The youth in these programs come from low income areas and oftentimes the food we give them is the only food they get each day.
Avery is a Biology major from Somerset, Texas. At an early age, Avery knew that she was going to pursue a career that involved helping people. A natural people-person, she hopes to use her degree in biology to establish a career in nursing, where she will provide care to those in need.
Avery chose to attend UIW for the beautiful campus, small classes and acclaimed biology program.
"What I really love about UIW is the compassion from the professors... the way they push you to succeed," she said. "It is a special thing to be able to take a class and for the professor to know your name."
Through hard work and dedication to her studies, Avery is able to receive academic scholarships. Support from our friends and alumni family is what helps students like Avery achieve greatness. THANK YOU for supporting UIW during the Big Give and for being a part of our student’s success.