(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 community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
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