(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.
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
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
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