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UTSA Louis Stokes Scholar selected for summer research academy in Brazil

Paul Hamilton

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(April 15, 2014) -- Paul Hamilton, a UTSA student double majoring in electrical and computer engineering, was selected to participate in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Research Academy. Hamilton was one of only eight students from across the UT System selected to participate in the research fellowship sponsored and funded by the National Science Foundation. He will study for eight weeks this summer in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Hamilton is a UTSA Air Force ROTC Program Detachment 842 cadet and upon graduation will be commissioned as a second lieutenant. He recently transferred from Northwest Vista College, where he learned about the Transfer Academy for Tomorrow's Engineers (TATE), a six-week collaborative summer program hosted by UTSA and the Alamo Colleges designed to increase the graduation rate of engineering students.

After a successful completion, Hamilton applied and was then accepted to the NSF 10-week LSAMP undergraduate research program, which is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students in STEM degree programs. His mentor was David Akopian, UTSA associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

While in Akopian's SCNS lab, Hamilton's interest continued to grow, so he applied and was accepted to the LSAMP Summer Research Academy, which offered an all-expenses-paid research abroad program.

Under the research abroad program, Hamilton will study for eight weeks at La Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he will work in the computer engineering department researching safety systems for Unmanned Aerial Systems. Upon his return, he and his fellow LSAMP research scholars will present their research findings at the annual statewide LSAMP conference at the University of Texas at El Paso.

"This summer experience will allow me to look into my future career and provide me with an invaluable opportunity to experience the realm of engineering before I graduate," said Hamilton. "It will give me a new outlook on life and a global perspective in relation to the field of engineering. I'm truly honored and humbled to have been given this opportunity."

Once the study abroad in Brazil is complete, Hamilton will move to Houston and join his classmate, UTSA engineering student Ricco Aceves, to participate in the prestigious NASA Pathways Intern Employment program. The pair are among 150 students representing 70 universities selected to participate in the yearlong NASA internship that focuses on giving undergraduates opportunities to explore federal careers while still in school.

For more information on P-20 programs, visit the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives website or call 210-458-2769.

 

 

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Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.

CACP Speaker Series continueswith Cesar Pelli

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli as part of the CACP’s 2015-16 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. In his talk, “Becoming an Architect,” Pelli will present and discuss projects that were critical steps in his career.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Carlton-LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
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