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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 For updates, visit the iTEC Facebook page.



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Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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