(May 31, 2011)--"Making Things Glow in the Dark" is just the first day of the 2011 Destination: Discovery Science Summer Camp, scheduled weekdays 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 20-July 1 at The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus. The camp is sponsored by the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives.
UTSA is recruiting up to 25 aspiring scientists who will enter the fourth and fifth grades to attend the day camp filled with hands-on science projects. Professional science teachers and college-level students will teach the camp. It will be a rare opportunity for young students to work in a college science lab.
Other topics of exploration at camp will include the myth of Pop Rocks candy with soda, slime and polymers, fizzing and foaming, layered liquids, the Bernoulli Principle, the physics of paper airplanes and the perennial favorite challenge: designing a capsule to protect an egg from a four-story drop.
Registration is first-come, first-served and requires an $80 non-refundable tuition fee. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Lunch is included.
For more information or to request an application, contact Rose Ann San Martin at 210-458-2767 or visit the UTSA P-20 Initiatives website.
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
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