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UTSA kicks off science, technology and engineering summer camps


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(June 6, 2012) -- Calling all future engineers! The UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) kicks off its summer camps this week, and there are a few openings in the camps for students in grades 3-5.

Sessions still available include:

  • iTEC Mad Lab -- Explore basics of chemistry with hands-on chemistry experiments for your chemist.
  • iTEC Rocks -- Campers will grow crystals, dig for bones and construct their own cave systems.
  • Lost in Space -- This hands-on program sends children on an intergalactic quest to explore the cosmos.
  • Building the You of Tomorrow -- Campers discover what they're made of and how their bodies work using advanced biotechnology.
  • Gas Who! Alt Energy-- Your little engineer will spend hours learning about different forms of clean energy.
  • A GEARing Challenge -- The weeklong class will GEAR children up with the rules of GEAR robotics competitions and the use of practical attachments. Tackle the challenges of previous competitions with iTEC.

Students attending iTEC summer camps should bring a sack lunch each day that does not require refrigeration. Early drop-off (7:15 a.m.) and after-camp care (5:30 p.m.) will be available for children of all ages for an additional $20 per week.

Housed in the UTSA College of Engineering, iTEC mission inspires youths by creating an environment where they can understand how engineering, science and technology shape lives and the future of our world. The camps are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. sessions at the Applied Engineering and Technology Building on the UTSA Main Campus.

Costs vary by camp; visit the iTEC Summer Camp website or email Roberta Bauer for details including camp schedules.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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