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UTSA opens registration for science, robotics, engineering spring break camps

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Children at iTEC Spring Break Camp

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(Jan. 28, 2014) -- Parents from the San Antonio area are invited to enroll their kindergarten through eighth grade children in one or more science, engineering and robotics camps that will be offered during Spring Break by the UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC).

Students have the option of attending day camps held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, March 10-14 on the UTSA Main Campus. The cost for a single day camp is $80. After-camp care from 4 to 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional charge of $5 per day.

K – 2nd Day Camps:

3rd – 5th Day Camps:

6th – 8th Day Camps:

3/10 – Forensics
3/11 – Candy Bridges
3/12 – Food Chemistry
3/13 – Basic WEDO Robotics
3/14 – Intermediate WEDO Robotics

3/10 – Basic NXT Robotics
3/11 – Intermediate NXT Robotics
3/12 – Advanced NXT Robotics
3/13 – Forensics
3/14 - Bridges

3/10 – Biomedical Engineering: Electronics
3/11 – Biomedical Engineering: Lasers
3/12 – Biomedical Engineering: Biology
3/13 – Biomedical Engineering: Chemistry
3/14 – Biomedical Engineering: Genetics

iTEC spring break camps are a great way to get youth interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. The instructors at iTEC go beyond the classroom and understand that kids learn more when they are excited about the topics being discovered. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Additionally, UTSA iTEC will offer robotics training for local educators who are interested in learning how to easily incorporate robotics into their classrooms. iTEC instructors will offer classes on basic to advanced level WEDO and NXT robotics platforms. The cost is $80 per day or $350 for the full week.

Established in 2007, iTEC's mission is to inspire youth by creating an environment where they can understand how science, technology, engineering and math shape our lives and the future of the world. Throughout the year, iTEC hosts camps and competitions for youth, teacher training workshops, and partners with school districts and other educational institutes across San Antonio. UTSA iTEC has built a reputation for offering meaningful, high-quality, safe and exciting educational activities for school-aged children.

>> For complete Spring Break youth camp and teacher training descriptions and to register, visit the UTSA iTEC website or email questions to itec@utsa.edu. For updates, visit the iTEC Facebook page.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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