(June 11, 2013) --Meet Christine Duchouquette. This summer, the Master of Public Administration student is interning in our nation's capital with the National School Board Association's Center for Public Education Initiative as an Archer Fellow.
Though she only just arrived in Washington, D.C., Christine already is feeling right at home among the movers and shakers in the federal government. She spends every day helping craft educational policy through research, data collection and analysis, and even blogging.
"I'm held to the highest standards of excellence at my internship," Christine said. "The mile-a-minute pace that the federal policymakers and educational reformers are on is so exciting."
Education and educational policy reform is near and dear to Christine's heart. It started in 2010 when she taught 10th grade English and 12th grade AP English Literature in Colorado Springs as part of Teach for America.
"I'd seen what the front lines of education were like in a struggling inner-city district," Christine said. "Nothing I've done before or since has been as fulfilling as teaching those kids."
Now she's in Washington, D.C., learning all she can about educational policy in preparation for her future career in education.
"I'm eager to learn about and participate in the federal-level decisions that trickle down to the state and local governments, school boards and school districts," she said.
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UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
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.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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