Print Page Email Page
Bookmark and Share
Campus News

Students Impress at Southwest Conference on International Studies

Eight UST students writing their senior thesis capstone papers in international studies and international development won over scholars during their panel presentations. The students presented research at the Southwest International Studies Association (SISA) meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association conference in San Antonio.

One scholar from the University of California Irvine did not realize that the Center for International Studies panel he attended was composed entirely of undergraduate students until the Q&A session. Another scholar from the University of Colorado at Boulder noted that the CIS presentations were better than many of the professional papers he had heard earlier in the day. 

“SISA participation is the capstone experience for international studies and international development majors at UST,” said Dr. Hans Stockton, the Center director. “Our students present to scholars from across the region and must be confident, authoritative, and ready for any questions about their subject, theory, method, and analysis.”

The CIS received a special acknowledgement during the business meeting of the SISA at which the outgoing president reaffirmed the fine scholarly contributions made by UST students and challenged other members of the organization to develop their own programs in undergraduate research on the CIS model.

More than 1,000 scholars from across social science disciplines attended the conference, April 18 – 19. This year marked the 14th year that Center for International Studies undergraduates have participated in the SISA conference and, once again, were the largest contingent of undergraduate scholars at the meeting. 

<< Return

<< Return to News Features

Apply Now

Apply Now 

Start planning for your future at UST with our free application.

Apply now

Catholic Identity

Apply Now​ 

Faith is an important component of our Catholic education.

Read more

Featured News

UST Increases Scholarships, Tuition


University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.


Copyright © 2014 University of St. Thomas.
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Clery Act | Title IX
Site Map
Contact Us
  University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
Follow Us
like us on facebook follow us on youtube follow us on twitter see us on instagram follow us on Tumblr follow us on linkedin join us on google plus
  • like us on facebook
  • follow us on youtube
  • follow us on twitter
  • see us on instagram
  • follow us on Tumblr
  • follow us on linkedin
  • join us on google plus