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Prefreshman Engineering Program accepting applications for summer

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(Dec. 3, 2009)--The Prefreshman Engineering Program is accepting applications for the summer 2010 session. The challenging, mathematics-based summer program explores career opportunities in engineering, the sciences and technology.

The application process closes Jan. 29, 2010. Interested students and parents should speak with a school counselor or math or science teacher for an application, or visit the "News" section on the PREP USA Web site.

Students become eligible for PREP as they complete the sixth grade and remain eligible through the eleventh grade. The program offers four summers of classes and activities teaching advanced mathematics, problem solving, computers, principles of engineering and other sciences. Some school districts may offer elective credits for PREP.

Hands-on activities, field trips and visits from professionals expose the students to college life and career opportunities. Labs often include building model bridges, programming robots, analyzing water resources and building basic electronic devices.

Tuition is $300 per student, but many schools provide funding for their students to participate. For more information, call 210-458-2060.

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PREP programming

The PREP 2010 summer session is June 14-July 30. PREP is taught at 11 local college and university campuses with different PREP years assigned to each location:

Year 1: UTSA (Main and Downtown campuses), St. Philip's College (SPC), SPC-Southwest Campus, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, Northeast Lakeview College

Year 2: University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College

Year 3: St. Mary's University

Year 4: UTSA Main Campus

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UTSA researcher is a star behind the cloud

A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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