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Young student at iTEC camp

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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.

 

 

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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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