Thursday, November 26, 2015


UTSA Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute seeks graduate students


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(Nov. 22, 2010)--To expand the UTSA Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute and support a major CPS Energy partnership, graduate students are needed to become involved in all phases of the institute. Students are being recruited locally, nationally and internationally.

Multidisciplinary research programs will be developed in the areas of energy, water, climate change and sustainability. The programs will encompass a continuum from discovery-based research and engineering innovation to policy deliberations, economic, social science and systems analyses, education programs and other activities. Each of these programs will involve faculty and staff from multiple UTSA colleges.

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created by UTSA to address the grand global challenges of the 21st century pertaining to energy, water, climate change and sustainability. The institute draws on expertise and capabilities from across the entire university through each college and is actively partnered with CPS Energy, the largest wholly owned public municipality in the nation, to address key energy challenges for the coming decades.

The challenges are focused on a number of themes including energy efficiency and conservation; renewable energy technology and storage; carbon capture; management and storage; a smart, secure distributed electrical grid and electrification of the transportation sector. The institute will emphasize key elements of the energy-water nexus as it relates to assuring cost-competitive, reliable supplies of energy and water to support continued economic prosperity for San Antonio, Texas and the nation.

>> To participate or learn more, submit a resume and a statement of research interests as they relate to the themes and programs identified above to Christine Olejniczak, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX, 78249-0668 or



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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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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