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UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives hosts S.A. ISD students at Saturday academic camp

GEAR UP camp

Presentation at GEAR UP academic camp

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(March 17, 2011)--This semester, 82 San Antonio ISD students in GEAR UP attended the "CSI: Saturday Academic Camp" on the UTSA Main Campus. The event featured professors and UTSA students sharing information about their majors and UTSA academic programs.

GEAR UP is otherwise known as Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. At the camp, there were presentations on biochemistry, archaeology, engineering, mathematics and statistics, health and nutrition, and psychology.

Leticia Longoria, outreach specialist in the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, oversees this initiative. San Antonio ISD GEAR UP is an $18 million grant program funded by the U. S. Department of Education as a six-year commitment to the Class of 2012. GEAR UP aims to raise the academic aspirations of the entire SAISD Class of 2012.

The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives strives to increase UTSA's partnerships and collaborations with educational institutions, businesses, industries, community-based organizations, and public and private foundations to strengthen the quality of education in San Antonio and South Texas from kindergarten to college.

For more information, contact Leticia Longoria at 210-458-2769.



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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