School of Math, Science and Engineering (MSE)

Discover the Power of You

A fundraising campaign for University of the Incarnate Word®

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Spreading awareness is a great way to help support our cause.

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. 

About the Organization

University of the Incarnate Word®

UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups. UIW is ranked No. 1 nationally among faith-based universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, and No. 6 nationally among all private, not-for-profit universities. International students comprise 14% of the student body, and they represent over 70 countries. Seventy-five percent of the students depend upon financial aid. A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.