Alternative Research Administration: "Keepin’ It Weird”


May 4-7, 2014

Austin Texas


Program and
Participant List

Hotel Information
& Local Events


Registration & Volunteering


Meeting Committee

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors



Preliminary Program Outline

Keynote Speaker: John B. Goodenough

We are pleased to have Dr. John Goodenough from the University of Texas at Austin as our keynote speaker.  Goodenough holds the Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering.  Goodenough was recently bestowed the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering – the highest honor in the engineering profession -- for the creation of the lithium-ion battery.

Links to include to find out more about him:
*Wikipedia and *UT Texas

Participant List

Coming Soon!

Session Descriptions

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Spring 2014 Presentations


Hotel Information

Our host hotel is the Westin Austin @ The Domain.  This beautiful hotel is located at the edge of one of Austin’s premier shopping and dining destinations. The Domain features more than 100 establishments, including Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Company, and McCormick & Schmick’s in a park-like setting.  The hotel features a fitness center, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, a business center, a spa and the Urban Lounge and Grill.

·         Link to General information about the hotel
·         Link to NCURA’s reservation site for the hotel
·         Link to general information about The Domain

Hotel rate:  $120/night.
Room block is available May 2 through May 7.  -- SEE UPDATE --

Update (3/18):

The Tuesday night (5/6) room block rate at the Westin has sold out. Rooms at the Westin are still available for Tuesday night, but they must be purchased at the hotel’s standard rate (please contact the hotel for details). If you are unable to book a room at the Westin, here are some overflow options:
Aloft Austin at the Domain
11601 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758
(0.3 miles from the Westin; within walking distance)
Lonestar Court
10901 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758
(0.3 miles from the Westin; within walking distance)
Hyatt House Austin/Arboretum
10001 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78759
(2.3 miles from the Westin; free shuttle service to the Westin)

Local Events

 Link to Austin’s CVB!

Transportation from the Airport to the Hotel

The Westin Austin @ The Domain is approximately 20 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.   

Links to transportation options:

·          SuperShuttle: Approximately $20/one way with shared van service. 
NCURA attendees receive 10% off round trip reservations made and paid online, using the code NCURA.
·         Ground Transportation from Airport
·         YellowCab:  Approximately a $50/one way cab ride

Parking Services

Free parking at the hotel

Registration & Volunteering

·        Registration now open!

Members  / Non-Members / Payment by Check



·        Volunteer opportunities link coming soon.  Contact our volunteer coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Meeting Committee

Program Committee Chair  
Hollie Schreiber
Oklahoma State University
Other Members
Scott Erwin
Texas State University
Mario Medina University of Texas @ San Antonio
Juliet Ray University of Texas @ San Antonio
Katie Plum Angelo State University
Debbie Newton University of Tulsa
Shelly Berry Texas A&M University System
Daniel Marangoni Rogers State University


Silver Sponsors

Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University


The Texas A&M System Sponsored Research Services


Bronze Sponsors

The University of Texas at Austin

Amber Road


Amber Road


Associate Sponsors

University of Texas at San Antonio, Office of the Vice President for Research

Corporate Vendors

American Appraisal
Evisions, Inc.