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(Nov. 23, 2009)--Students interested in video making can put their creative energy to use by entering the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) video contest. The Thanksgiving break is a great time to start the creative process.

QEP is a requirement for university reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A SACS site visit is scheduled for this spring, and UTSA officials have been preparing for it for the last 18 months. The contest is part of a campus-wide QEP marketing plan to inform students about the importance of the academic initiative.

The QEP proposal selected for incorporation into UTSA curriculum is titled "Quantitative Scholarship: From Literacy to Mastery." The concept was rolled out last month at the annual student organization fundraiser, BestFest, with free t-shirts and water bottles with the tagline, "Decide with Confidence."

Videos submitted in the contest should illustrate the theme "knowing how to reason and think using numbers."

Students can enter the QEP video contest individually, in pairs or in teams of three. The videos should be no more than 90 seconds long and must convey the theme in a unique way. Prizes will be awarded for winning videos.

The deadline for video submissions is midnight, Feb. 1, 2010. For more information, visit the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan Web site.

Did You Know?

Sometimes you have to see the little picture

UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.

That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.

Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.

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