About Us

NSM-IT is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology services for faculty, staff, and students of the UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

In the last seven years NSM-IT efforts have attracted over $700,000 in external funding for the College. The funding provided equipment, application development and academic technologies that enhanced college-wide services for students, faculty and staff. The external sources of funding included: Apple, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, IBM, Texas A&M University and UH offices outside of NSM.

Since it’s creation in 2002, NSM-IT has assisted faculty with their research and academic projects as well as grant presentations. Through the use of modern multimedia and 3D technology tools, grant presentations were given an edge over the competition. For instance, printing a 3D robotic heart prototype for a grant proposal. A grant of over a million dollars was ultimately awarded. Numerous times faculty have mentioned that NSM-IT’s assistance has provided them a significant edge over competing institutions’ presentations. NSM-IT’s advanced technology support has been mentioned as a significant factor for funding awarded.

NSM-IT Staff published and presented numerous papers at national and international conferences, which helped attract attention to the College. In some cases these lead to funding opportunities from other academic institutions and industry that benefited the College and the University.

NSM-IT has ambitious plans to replace and update multimedia services for faculty and students with modern and up-to-date equipment and communication technologies in the next five years. NSM-IT plan to expand advanced multimedia technologies services use by faculty and students. These advanced technologies include 3D design, 3D scanning, 3D printing, virtual reality and robotics. They require advanced and extensive training in software such as Maya, 3D Studio Max, Unity, Oculus VR and others. Because Faculty and students require specialized training on these software and technologies, NSM-IT will be developing and offering monthly online, hybrid and face to face courses on the use and implementation of these technologies for academic and research purposes.

NSM-IT also has ambitious plans to replace and offer improved web presence for faculty and students with modern and up-to-date equipment and technologies in the next five years. NSM’s existing web portal system based on a legacy system is in the process of being transitioned to a modern hybrid cloud based portal, MyNSM and will bring significantly improved College IT services for students, faculty and staff.

“We seek to revolutionize the learning environment for students, to provide faculty with the tools for dynamic teaching, and to assist staff in achieving greater work productivity.”

The NSM-IT Team