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UTSA McNair Scholars program seeks applicants from all academic majors

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(Jan. 22, 2010)--The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, known as the McNair Scholars program, is seeking scholarship applicants from all academic majors; the application deadline is Feb. 26. Sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least one year remaining at UTSA are invited to apply.

Focusing on economically qualified, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups, the program's activities help prepare UTSA McNair scholars for doctoral studies with assistance such as mentoring, GRE preparation workshops, research opportunities and financial aid.

Created under the Higher Education Amendments of 1986, the program was named in honor of Ronald E. McNair, an African-American engineer, scientist and astronaut who perished in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

The program offers its scholars these services and opportunities:

  • Mentoring from grad students and faculty
  • Tutoring referrals and assistance
  • Intensive faculty-led research activities
  • GRE preparation workshops and exam tips
  • 10-week Summer Research Institute
  • Presentations at research symposiums
  • Doctoral preparation seminars
  • Participation at regional McNair conference
  • Assistance with graduate school application process
  • Academic and research stipends
  • Travel to professional conferences to present research
  • Financial assistance for room and board on a case-by-case basis

Program staff will consult with UTSA colleges and other offices to identify and recruit eligible program participants.

>> For more information and an application, visit the McNair program office in Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 1.01.14 on the UTSA Main Campus, e-mail Diana Alvarado or visit the McNair Scholars Web site.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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