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UTSA College of Engineering to host Sept. 1 Navy Foundational Skills Seminar

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(Aug. 30, 2011)--If you have you ever wondered how Navy submarines are designed or what goes into building and programming underwater vehicles -- the UTSA College of Engineering is looking for you. A Navy Foundational Skills seminar will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Biotechnology, Sciences, and Engineering (BSE) Building Room 2.102 on the UTSA Main Campus.

The seminar for undergraduates and graduates majoring in science, technology, math and engineering disciplines will answer questions about underwater vehicles. Pizza and sodas will be available before the informational session. The seminar is part of Graduates Ready for Tasking (GRFT), a program funded by the Office of Naval Research designed to raise awareness of civilian careers with the U.S. Navy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The GRFT program includes seminars, recruiting events and information about internships and scholarships and trips throughout the academic year for participants from freshman year through post-doc in an effort to build student-Navy relationships. GRFT is a partnership between the Navy and nine universities including UTSA. Since its beginning two years ago, the program has successfully raised awareness of Navy civilian STEM opportunities to more than 200 students through 13 seminars and six warfare center trips.

For more information about the Navy Foundational Skills seminar or Graduates Ready for Tasking, email Brent Nowak or David Akopian.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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