By Ryan Schoensee
Special Projects Writer, Office of University Communications
(Nov. 7, 2012) -- The UTSA College of Engineering (COE), the COE Student Council and the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will host the first STEM Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 at the East Campus Lot at the UTSA Main Campus. STEM includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The event is free and open to the public.
The College of Engineering STEM Fest will include activities such as the Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash, which challenges students of all majors to design and build a medieval trebuchet or catapult that will launch and destroy a pumpkin. Last year, the winning team hurled a pumpkin 700 feet. The engineering celebration will include engaging activities, hands-on workshops and a Formula One racecar built by students.
Attendees are encouraged to have fun, dress in costume and network with their peers. Free food, drinks and t-shirts will be available while supplies last. Engineering student organizations will provide food and drinks for sale to support their campus activities.
The COE Student Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and advancing collaboration between UTSA engineering students and society. The council provides guidance to UTSA engineering students to increase their participation in UTSA campus life, activities and events, and to show others that engineering goes beyond just math and science. It also gives UTSA engineering students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
For more information, contact Brandy Alger, coordinator for engineering outreach, at 210-458-5069.
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.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
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Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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