(March 10, 2014) -- Katherine Archuleta, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), made a stop at The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus last week to address nearly 30 students, faculty and staff as part of her cross-country university tour.
The conversation centered on the need for science, technology, energy and mathematics (STEM) students in the federal workforce. Participants were encouraged to ask questions about the various federal career opportunities available to them.
Archuleta addressed recent shifts in the hiring practices within the U.S. federal government and the importance of hiring STEM graduates as recruitment efforts become more targeted and specialized.
She spoke about the avenues graduates can use to apply for federal jobs and provided examples of the types of careers STEM students could expect to have within the federal government including local examples with the military.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is responsible for attracting and retaining an innovative, diverse and talented workforce. It serves more than two million workers across the country. Archuleta was appointed to lead OPM by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013, and is the first Latina to hold this position.
Before joining OPM, Archuleta served as the national political director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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