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Science, engineering students can study microfluidics this summer in Brazil

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(June 1, 2010)--UTSA students can apply for study abroad this summer in Brazil. Hosted by the UTSA Department of Chemistry, the selected students will conduct hands-on research in microfluidics and chemical analysis for eight weeks beginning June 26 at the Institute of Chemistry of Sao Carlos in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the program includes travel expenses, meals, student stipends and housing at either the University of Sao Paulo or a nearby hotel.

Microfluidics is the study of fluids in sub-milliliter scales. The interdisciplinary field calls upon engineering, physics, chemistry, microtechnology and biotechnology principles and has given rise to the development of such things as inkjet print heads, DNA chips and lab-on-a-chip technology.

While in Brazil, students will complete a series of projects focused on developing highly trained undergraduates for careers in modern analytical chemistry (microfluidics, chemical analysis and materials science) via a comprehensive program that includes research, seminars and workshops. The focus on microfluidics and chemical analysis will enable students to acquire unique scientific skills along with an exceptional cultural experience.

In Brazil, students will form teams with other more experienced students to enable closer interaction between peers and to give training experience to the junior mentors. The selected students are expected to work the number of hours their appointment covers, typically 40 hours per week.

To apply for study abroad in Brazil, UTSA science and engineering undergraduate students should contact Carlos Garcia, UTSA assistant professor of chemistry, at 210-458-5774.



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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