(May 15, 2013) -- On July 12, The University of Texas at San Antonio will formalize an agreement July 12 with LMI, a McLean, Va.-based not-for-profit supporting the public sector through consulting and research, to become a member of the LMI Academic Partnerships program. The partnership will allow UTSA and LMI to address some of the nation's most critical challenges in energy and cyber security.
UTSA President Ricardo Romo and LMI President and CEO Nelson M. Ford will sign a memorandum of understanding to enact the partnership at 10 a.m., Friday, July 12 in the Main Building Regents Room (3.106) on the UTSA Main Campus.
LMI, whose southwest region headquarters is in San Antonio, will conduct research with the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA and the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security. Additionally, LMI will connect UTSA students with mentorship and career opportunities.
"Cyber security, energy and sustainability are core strengths for both LMI and UTSA," said Les Shephard, director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute. "This partnership lays the foundation for UTSA scholars to work with LMI experts in mutually beneficial areas that contribute to national security and economic priorities. This partnership is a win-win for our students, our scholars and our government."
Eric Stephens, director of the LMI Southwest Region, said, "UTSA shares LMI's passion for solving today's complex problems with practical solutions, employing top talent in a multidisciplinary approach. We couldn't ask for a better partner and look forward to a long, productive relationship highlighted by breakthrough achievements."
The UTSA-LMI partnership aims to:
LMI is a government consulting firm committed to helping government leaders and managers reach decisions that make a difference. LMI draws on 50-plus years of experience as a pioneer in logistics by applying an unmatched knowledge of people, processes and assets to a variety of sectors including defense, intelligence, health care, energy and environment, homeland security and civil government. As a not-for-profit organization, LMI is a trusted adviser to the government -- free from commercial or political bias and dedicated to the mission of advancing government management.
The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created by UTSA to address the grand global challenges of the 21st century pertaining to energy, water, climate change and sustainability. The institute draws on expertise and capabilities from across the university through each college and is actively partnered with CPS Energy, the largest wholly owned public municipality in the nation, to address key energy challenges for the coming decades.
The UTSA Institute for Cyber Security conducts basic and applied research in partnership with academia, government and industry. ICS scholars offer exceptional expertise in cyber security models, architectures, protocols and technologies. Its innovations are widely practiced and have a sustained influence.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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