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(April 26, 2010)--UTSA students from the architecture, business, engineering and sciences colleges will convene Tuesday, April 27 in the Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building for the 2010 UTSA Architecture, Business, Engineering and Science Student (ABES) Conference. The fourth annual ABES conference will spotlight UTSA student research projects and other significant accomplishments. The conference will include five keynote presentations open to the UTSA community.

With the theme "Promoting Engineering, Science, Business and Architecture for a Green Energy Texas," the conference will be opened at 9 a.m. in BSE Room 1.112 by UTSA Provost John Frederick and Robert Gracy, UTSA vice president for research.

Throughout the day, participants will gain professional presentation experience, network with their peers and faculty, and learn about graduate education and professional opportunities. The event also will include a session on career building, organized by a panel of faculty and industrial individuals.

To learn more, visit the ABES Conference website or contact Roberta Bauer at 210-458-5664.

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Keynote presentations

  • 9:30 a.m., "Alzheimer as the Disease of Our Times," George Perry, dean, UTSA College of Sciences
  • 10:30 a.m., "Protecting the Smart Grid," Corey D. King, manager, Southwest Research Institute System Security and High Reliability Software Section
  • 1 p.m., "The Institute for Conventional, Alternative and Renewable Energy (ICARE) -- A Systems Perspective," Les Shephard, ICARE director
  • 3 p.m., "Wind Turbine Arrays for Improved Efficiency and Reliability," David Ransom, principal engineer, Southwest Research Institute System Security and High Reliability Software Section
  • 7 p.m., "Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems in the Renewable Energy Economy Factors in Design, Best Practices in Engineering," Charles Farmer, vice president, Meridian Solar

 

 

Did You Know?

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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