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(April 27, 2011)--Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade from the greater San Antonio area can enroll in one or more weeklong summer camps that will be offered by the UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) through the support of the AT&T Foundation. The camps will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. starting Monday, June 6 at the UTSA Main Campus.

>> Costs vary by camp; visit the iTEC Summer Camp website for details including camp schedules. The camps will include:

  • Rumble in the Jungle (grades K-2) -- hours of fun building and programming robotic animals that crawl, dance and sing
  • It's Alive (grades 3-5)-- building and programming Frankenbots using old scavenged robot parts and sensors -- help Frankenbot escape the angry villagers
  • How the Cookie Crumbles (grades 3-5)-- learn about forensic evidence to track down a chocolate chip cookie thief
  • Forces of Nature (grades 3-5)-- learn about weather prediction tools and the effects of weather on our environment, become an expert meteorologist and build a weather station to take home
  • Off to a Flying Start (grades 3-5)-- learn about the high-flying world of aeronautics
  • Gold Rush (grades 6-8)-- find troves of gold in a Mayan temple using treasure-hunting robots
  • Area 51 Mystery (grades 6-8)-- learn about forensic evidence while searching for research scientist Dr. Zorba, who vanished into thin air while working on an alien flugometer
  • Operation: Clean Sweep (grades 6-8)-- set in the year 2098, save the planet by providing speedy solutions for catastrophic events using only common materials
  • Sailing in the Air (grades 6-8)-- learn about the past and future by studying ancient flying devices and their inventors

Students attending iTEC summer camps should bring each day a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration. For $10 per day, upon request, after-camp care will be available until 5:30 p.m. for children of all ages.

The UTSA iTEC was established in 2007 by a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T. ITEC's mission is to inspire youth by creating an environment where they can understand how engineering, science and technology shape our lives and the future of our world. Its focus areas include robotics, telecommunications, scanning electron microscope applications and design for manufacturing.

Through philanthropic initiatives and collaboration, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support projects that create opportunities, make connections and address community needs where it operates. AT&T invests significant resources to advance education, strengthen communities and improve lives. AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States.

For more information, visit the iTEC Summer Camp website.

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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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