(May 22, 2012) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) jointly kicked off their new Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP II) initiative. The launch was held on May 15 at the SAISD District Office's Burnet Learning Center during the SAISD's Duke University Talent Identification Program awards ceremony, which honored seventh graders who completed the SAT college-entrance exam.
During the ceremony, UTSA's GEAR UP staff introduced the new program to parents and students, and encouraged the students to participate in upcoming summer workshops. After the awards ceremony, participants were invited to visit the UTSA Mobile Go Center, a sophisticated 42-foot mobile classroom, and participate in a robotics demonstration hosted by the UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC).
In fall 2011, the SAISD began to provide college readiness services to all of its seventh grade students, taking the message directly to the neighborhood. The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will support creation of a college going culture by launching a College and Career Readiness Student and Parent Academy. The Academy will be offered in SAISD neighborhoods starting this summer and will offer innovative outreach activities such as iTEC student workshops and academic programming for parents in their respective communities.
The Office of P-20 Initiatives provides leadership to enable students to develop and complete their educational goals through collaborative partnerships with K-12, post-secondary institutions and from within the greater community.
To learn more, visit the GEAR UP II website.
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Chat with members of the Downtown Campus Initiative Task Force about changes taking place as the Downtown Campus grows and transforms to offer a comprehensive living and learning experience. Table topics will include curriculum changes, orientation updates, transportation, food and living options.
Frio Street Building Commons Area, Downtown Campus
UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host this town hall meeting to discuss Unequal Justice in Bexar County and in Texas.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force presents a panel presentation of experts from 4 universities with experience in incentive-based budgeting. All UTSA campus community is invited to attend and be informed about budgeting processes.
Business Building Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
This event showcases the work of trainees, faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies across San Antonio.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from Texas, San Antonio and UTSA history.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Come learn about the benefits available before the enrollment period July 15-31.
Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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