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UTSA summer camps continue with look at architecture and design careers

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Students at a UTSA architecture summer camp

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(Aug. 4, 2014) -- UTSA continues as the one-stop destination for summer camps in San Antonio. More than 8,500 students will participate in 23 camps this summer. For the next two weeks, the College of Architecture hosts the second session of the Summer Academy in Architecture and Interior Design for students who want to learn about careers.

Camps and academies are offered on subjects including science, technology, engineering, architecture, sports, law, writing, language and culture. The campers expand their horizons and open their minds to educational and career opportunities. For many, it is their first experience at a top-quality institution of higher education.

Session 2 of the architecture and interior design academy is two weeks long and is free for ninth graders from the San Antonio Independent School District. The UTSA GEAR UP 2 program supports registration fees for this session. In studio space at the Downtown Campus, campers will engage in sketching, creative and spatial thinking, model construction, photography and organizing architectural information.

The participants will interact with design professionals, faculty and design students. They will go on field trips to meet local architects and interior designers and take a close look at construction projects and significant San Antonio architecture.

Taught by faculty members of the College of Architecture, the academy provides hands-on insight into the creative and professional practice of architecture and interior design. With curiosity as the only prerequisite, the young students can ponder if one of the two fields is right for them.

UTSA Athletics will continue baseball and softball camps in August. The array of sports camps includes basketball, soccer, softball, golf and football to help youth develop their skills through practice and friendly competition in a fun and challenging environment.

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For details on availability, registration and more, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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