OIT Managers Serve as Guest Speakers at UTSA PREP Events

June 22, 2016

by Nicole Duff at 1:19 PM in Campus Community, InterestingNewsStaff News

​Assistant Vice Provost for IT Dr. Vanessa Kenon and Senior Information Security Analyst Chip Meadows served as guest speakers at two UTSA Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) events. Dr. Kenon and Meadows led interactive presentations for PREP students on June 20th and 21st respectively, in the Flawn Sciences Building.


Dr. Kenon speaks to a group of Year 4 (high school) students about technology careers.

Dr. Kenon's presentation provided high school students with information regarding paths to pursue in order to obtain careers in the technology field. Students also learned about some of the functions of the UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Meadows spoke to Year 1 (middle school) and Year 4 students during two different sessions. During the first session, Year 1 students were provided with some background into Meadows' interest in the computer field and the educational path that led to his career.

In his presentation to Year 4 students, Meadows focused on a variety of topics including the role of the UTSA Office of Information Security (OIS), programming examples and tips to secure personal computing devices.


Meadows speaks to a group of Year 1 (middle school) students.

The UTSA PREP enables middle and high school students to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The seven-week program is designed to target students from groups that are underrepresented in these careers in an effort to diversify STEM fields.

Learn more about the UTSA PREP at http://p20.utsa.edu/programs/prep/.