(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.
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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