(March 7, 2012) -- The UTSA College of Architecture and UTSA Institute for Economic Development (IED) will jointly release to the public in April the full version of a long-anticipated Eagle Ford Shale housing study. UTSA offered a preview of the research Feb. 29 at the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Conference, where it was well received by conference attendees.
The study paints a picture of the housing demands expected by 2025 in the western shale region.
The housing study is the third in a series of Eagle Ford Shale studies offered by UTSA. In February 2011, the institute released the Eagle Ford Shale Economic Impact Report, which indicated that the western portion of the Eagle Ford Shale -- La Salle, Zavala, Dimmit, Maverick, Frio and Webb counties -- is the area most impacted by activity related to the recent oil find.
Last May, the institute completed a workforce analysis to illustrate employment in the six counties. With funding from the IED Rural Business Program, the UTSA College of Architecture Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research has examined the six counties to identify housing challenges and opportunities in the region.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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