(July 12, 2018) – San Antonio area high school and undergraduate students will experience a unique opportunity this month at UTSA. Approximately 150 students who participated in UTSA’s TRiO Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and McNair Scholars programs will present their summer research projects and compete for top honors at the 8th annual TRiO Research Symposium. The two-day event will take place on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 in the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus.
Each TRiO program has a summer component where students are exposed to general research skills and techniques, while developing their critical thinking and presentation skills. The symposium allows all students to come together to showcase their hard work that went into developing their research.
The high school and undergraduate students will present their research posters during the symposium. The poster showcase is Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. New this year, the 3 Minute Ready, Set, Research competition, adapted from the UTSA Graduate School, where students will have three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to convey their research to a panel of judges consisting of UTSA faculty and staff.
On Saturday morning, students and their families will attend an awards ceremony where parents will have an opportunity to see the research projects and hear about their child’s summer experience in their respective TRiO program. The ceremony will feature Dr. Ruth M. Ruprecht, a research scientist with the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, who will serve as the keynote speaker. Dr. Ruprecht was the first to demonstrate the in vivo safety and efficacy of AZT drug treatment in animal models, including prevention of maternal virus transmission. AZT later became the first FDA-approved AIDS drug and the first drug to prevent HIV transmission from an infected woman to her newborn. Dr. Ruprecht has collaborated with scientists in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa and currently the director of Texas Biomed’s AIDS research program. She has studied lentiviruses since the discovery of HIV and has worked with non-human primate (NHP) models for more than 25 years.
The UTSA Institute of P-20 Initiatives facilitates academic access for historically underserved students. Its TRiO programs give low-income and first-generation college bound students the opportunity to improve their grades, and enroll and graduate from a higher education institution.
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This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
East Asia Institute Director Wan Xiang Yao and former associate director Mimi Yu, a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will be honored at a reception. Yao, who has served as director of the institute since 2014, is stepping down, effective Sept. 1.East Asia Institute (MB 1.209), Main Campus
This event is an opportunity for students who are interested in the STEM field to meet with employers looking to hire UTSA students for internship and full-time jobs. Bring your resume and dress to impress.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
This event is an opportunity for students of all majors to meet with employers looking to hire UTSA students for internship and full-time jobs. Bring your resume and dress to impress.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The effort and acumen required for students to pursue their dream of a college education is substantial, and the obstructions potentially preventing them from degree completion are many. Dr. Vanessa Sansone will explore how these roadblocks can hinder the ability of vulnerable/diverse populations to traverse class structures.SAY Si, 1518 S. Alamo St., San Antonio
Popular author of Das Floss der Medusa (The Raft of Medusa), Franzobel, visits UTSA to facilitate a discussion (in English) about the current influx of migrants to Europe, the up-tick of right wing parties, and the parallels to his novel. The discussion is free and open to everyone.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.01.28), Main Campus
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