(May 15, 2012) -- The Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SWTAAC), part of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, last month presented its first Manufacturers Symposium. Local manufacturers gathered at the Avanazar Interior Technologies to learn the latest manufacturing industry news and legislation from Capitol Hill from Texas Rep. Francisco Canseco, 23rd district.
The symposium was hosted by the UTSA Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SWTAAC) in partnership with Avanzar Technologies and the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center South Central Office.
Agenda items included a safety presentation, legislative update, panel discussion on energy, exporting and manufacturing grants, and Toyota plant tours. Manufacturing is currently a $100 billion industry in Bexar County.
"It is important for industry leaders to work together to advance the manufacturing industry, and we were pleased to have this opportunity to speak with Congressman Canseco via a private roundtable to discuss important issues impacting manufacturers," said Robert Velasquez, SWTAAC director. "Through this process of sharing information, our hope is to promote manufacturing in Texas so we might improve our economic impact on the region and the state."
SWTAAC helps qualified manufacturers and service firms with federal grants to implement improvement projects. The San Antonio regional office serves Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Plans are underway to have other symposiums in Texas and Oklahoma.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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