(April 12, 2013) -- Parents from the San Antonio area are invited to enroll their kindergarten through 12th grade children in one or more weeklong summer camps that offered by the UTSA Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC). The camps will include morning, afternoon and all-day sessions at the UTSA Main Campus starting Monday, June 10 and running through Aug. 16.
Camps at each grade level vary and include explorations in robotics, microbiology, human biology, geology, magical science, food chemistry, aviation, weather, forensics, biomedical and even rollercoasters!
Costs vary by camp; for details including camp schedules, visit the iTEC website or call Roberta Bauer at 210-458-5081.
With today's increasingly complex world, the demand for jobs in high-tech, STEM-related areas has grown significantly in the last 20 years and is expected to continue growing in the future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM careers are some of the best paying of occupations and also have the greatest potential for job growth.
The iTEC mission is to inspire youth by creating an environment where they can understand how engineering, science and technology shape our lives and the future of our world. Its focus areas include robotics, telecommunications, rapid prototyping, programming and various applications of science and engineering.
For updates, visit the iTEC Facebook page.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Aspiring doctor hopes to change medical attitudes toward obesity-related ailments
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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