(March 17, 2010)--To promote pride and tradition in the UTSA College of Engineering (COE) and to offer UTSA students the opportunity to socialize with students from other academic disciplines, the COE Student Council will host the second annual Engineering San Antonio Week March 22-26 on the UTSA Main Campus. Faculty, staff and students from all academic disciplines are invited to attend the week's events.
>> Events will be from noon to 4 p.m. with the exception of Friday's formal banquet, which is 6:30-10 p.m. and requires advance ticket purchase. To purchase tickets, visit the COE Student Council Web site.
The UTSA College of Engineering is home to more than 2,300 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students pursuing careers in biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.
In 2008, COE was ranked 10th in the nation for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. It remains the top public provider of engineering education in South Texas.
Engineering San Antonio Week 2010, UTSA Main Campus
Monday, March 22: Engineering Organization Day, Sombrilla Plaza
Ten engineering student organizations will have tables on display. Food will be sold.
Tuesday, March 23: Solve an Integral for a T-shirt Day, University Center paseo
Students from all disciplines can win a shirt if they solve two integrals on a whiteboard.
Wednesday, March 24: Square Root Beer Day, Roadrunner Lawn
Engineering organizations will give away root beer in commemorative event cups.
Thursday, March 25: Engineering Fair, University Center Lawn
Events include everything from "Pi" eating to "Pi" throwing as well as free food.
Friday, March 26: Engineering Banquet, University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Formal banquet will feature a three-course dinner, live music and awards for students and faculty. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for non-students.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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