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Spots still available for UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) summer camps

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(July 8, 2011)--The UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) has openings in its remaining summer camps for elementary and middle school students. All camps take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the Applied Engineering and Technology building (AET 0.204- 0.214). There are only 40 slots per camp, so early registration is recommended. Camps range from $200 to $215. Registration for each camp can be made online at the iTEC website.

iTEC is housed in the UTSA College of Engineering. It is a four-year project that began in 2007 with funding from the AT&T Foundation. The iTEC mission is to inspire youth by creating an environment where they can understand how engineering, science and technology shape lives and the future of our world.

Available summer camps:

    THIRD - FIFTH GRADE
    July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5
  • It's Alive: (robotics) $200 Students create Frankenbot and then help him navigate through a miniature city using his built-in sensors.

  • July 18-22 and Aug. 1-5
    How the Cookie Crumbles: (forensics) $200 Students help iTEC Detectives determine who stole Otis Spunkmeyer's freshly baked batch of chocolate chip cookies. The investigation ends with a fun, mock trial to prove guilt or innocence.

  • July 18-22 and Aug. 8-12
    Forces of Nature: (metrology) $200 Students learn about the impact of weather and climate changes and their effect on the environment. They will also look at various techniques and methods on how to predict the weather.

  • July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12
    Off To A Flying Start: (aeronautics) $215 Students learn the basics of aerodynamics, and in the process build their own flying models.

    SIXTH - EIGHTH GRADE
    Aug. 1-5
  • Gold Rush: (robotics) $215 Students must build and program their scout robot to navigate through a jungle maze, locate treasure in the Lost City of Gold and return to safety with the goods.

  • July 18-22 and Aug. 1-5
    Area 51 Mystery: (forensics) $215 Students process evidence and conduct investigations to help iTEC detectives determine what happened to researcher Dr. Zorba, who mysteriously vanished.

  • July 18-22 and Aug. 8-12
    Operation: Clean Sweep: (environmental engineering) $215 Students use common materials to help people in the year 2098 solve the problems of marine life and water contamination. Students will have numerous hands on activities including growing bacteria from various water sources and taking the oil and water separation challenge.

  • July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12
    Sailing The Air: (aeronautics) $215 Students learn about ancient flying devices and build their own aeronautical creations. They will also learn the science behind flight.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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