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UTSA seeks presenters and exhibitors for STEM Familia Day Nov. 16

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In 2012, astronaut Jose Hernandez discusses STEM careers with students at Memorial High School in the Edgewood ISD.

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(Sept. 30, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio is seeking presenters and exhibitors from the community to participate in the second annual UTSA STEM Familia Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 on the UTSA Main Campus.

The event is one of a series of events in San Antonio, as the Hispanic Chamber CORE4 STEM Expo, UTSA and St. Philip's College bring together more than 3,000 area middle school students and their families to discover STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career opportunities through free, hands-on educational experiences.

"San Antonio continues to experience growth in the STEM fields, said Belinda Harmon, UTSA director of community outreach. "UTSA STEM Familia Day is an outreach event investing in the future workforce needs of our greater San Antonio area. Our goal is to have these events continue to grow and impact the career goals and dreams of our youth."

Among the scheduled activities is a special video presentation and discussion by NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez. Hernandez made history in 2009 when he became the first astronaut to Tweet in Spanish as a crewmember aboard the STS-128 Discovery shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

The UTSA STEM Familia Day planning committee still has openings for presenters and exhibitors from UTSA departments, area colleges and universities, businesses, schools and organizations across the community to participate in the event targeted toward middle school students and their families. Presentations should be hands-on activities designed to engage the students.

UTSA committee chairs are Rudy Reyna (PREP), Elvira Jacquez (Office of the President) and Belinda Harmon (Office of P-20 Initiatives).

To sign up to present a session or to volunteer, contact Belinda Harmon at 210-458-2904.

 

 

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