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(April 1, 2014) -- For the 26th consecutive year, The University of Texas at San Antonio will welcome 1,500 of the state's best middle school math and science students to compete in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Meet. The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5 on the second floor of the McKinney Humanities Building on the UTSA Main Campus.

Competition categories include:

  • Number Sense with a 10-minute, 80-question mental math test covering all middle school mathematics courses.
  • Science competition challenges students to do a wide range of reading in biology, chemistry and physics to gain an understanding of the significance of experiments, rather than to recall details.
  • Calculator Applications contest includes calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, roots, powers, exponential, logarithms, trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions.
  • Mathematics competition tests knowledge and understanding in the areas of algebra I and algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, analytic geometry, pre-calculus and elementary calculus.

The competition directly supposts program to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields, and annually adds more than $250,000 to the San Antonio economy. Additionally, students from big cities and small towns gain equal exposure to a university environment.

For more information, contact Greg Wene, UTSA mathematics professor, at 210-288-0444.

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Established in 1981, TMSCA is an organization formed by Texas math and science teachers to promote excellence in math and science through competition. The organization promotes uniformity in practice meets to prepare students for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Competition.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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