(Nov. 23, 2009)--A team of UTSA students, faculty and staff from the Autonomous Control Engineering (ACE) Laboratory in the UTSA College of Engineering visited James Madison High School on Friday, Nov. 13 to talk with aspiring engineers from the San Antonio region. The UTSA lectures were part of Madison High School's annual Engineering Day, an event that educates San Antonio students about careers in engineering and related disciplines.
"Engineering is an exciting profession with a lot of opportunity," said Mo Jamshidi, UTSA Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering and director of the ACE Lab. "It is important to go to high schools, to talk with students, so they understand the careers that are available to them and the preparation those careers involve."
While at Madison High School, UTSA's ambassadors presented lectures about robotics, cloud computing, unmanned aerial vehicles, renewable energy and system-of-systems engineering. Presenters included UTSA electrical and computer engineering (ECE) doctoral students Peyman Gazi and Kranthi Manoj, ECE master's student Aldo Jaimes and ECE undergraduate student Gerardo Trevino, as well as Jamshidi.
"The students attending Madison's engineering day were very interested in what we had to say," Jamshidi said."Many of them inquired about attending UTSA or joining the ACE Lab as a summer co-op student."
Money magazine's 2009 Best Jobs list ranks four ECE disciplines among the top 30 careers with "great pay and growth prospects." Systems engineering tops the list, while computer/network security consultant, software developer and telecommunications network engineer are ranked eighth, 12th and 30th, respectively. More than 1.5 million people are employed as engineers in the United States.
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Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.324), Downtown Campus
UTSA Men's Basketball coaching staff and players host shoot, skills, day, elite and parent/child camps and clinics.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
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Monterey Building, Downtown Campus
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Durango Building (DB 2.210), Downtown Campus
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Arts Building, Main Campus
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Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
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Applied Engineering and Technology (AET 0.102), Main Campus and Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.328), Downtown Campus
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