(July 25, 2018) – UTSA is celebrating the graduation of the first students who have completed the inaugural cloud computing certificate program. Under the direction of Jeff Prevost, co-founder and co-director of the UTSA Open Cloud Institute and assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, UTSA launched the graduate certificate program in fall 2017. Azmeena A. Narsingani ’18, a UTSA master’s of sciences in computer sciences graduate and Anjali Nagaraj '18, who earned his master’s in computer engineering degree, are the first two students to earn the cloud computing graduate certificate.
Prevost and researchers with the UTSA Open Cloud Institute realized the value this program would be to UTSA students after discovering an immediate need based on market trends. Microsoft reported that by 2017, at least 2.7 million cloud-computing workers will be needed by North American Corporations. Microsoft further states that the current supply cannot meet this demand. A certificate that would demonstrate proficiency in areas related to cloud computing would serve students and the community, allowing corporations access to the trained workforce required to compete in today’s high-tech landscape and provide opportunities for UTSA students to compete for some of the best technical jobs available.
The graduate certificate in cloud computing is a 12-semester-credit-hour program designed to equip technical professionals with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for a career in an organization that leverages cloud computing. The wide-range of use of cloud computing in today’s business, government and academic environments requires a broad range of competencies and understanding of how cloud computing influences a particular area. This certificate is designed to give a common framework of understanding cloud computing, as well as allow for specialization in specific areas such as cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure and applications in cloud.
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Through the month of February, the UTSA community is invited to join student organizations, colleges and departments at events that commemorate the African American people, places and events that have paved the way for racial equality.Various locations
Diploma Dash is a fast, certified 5k course for runners and a scenic route around Main Campus for walkers, strollers and dogs! There are individual and team prizes. Benefits UTSA students through the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship program.UTSA Main Campus
Enjoy music, food and socializing during this fundraising event benefiting the San Antonio Symphony League for the Youth Concert Series and the ITC for its ongoing educational mission.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Robert Rico, M.P.A., Department of Criminal Justice, for his presentation "Restorative Justice: A Relational Approach to Civic Discourse." Pizza will be provided to students while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.309), Downtown Campus
Spend an evening stirring your curiosity during these monthly talks featuring some of UTSA’s most renowned faculty, and learn how the latest research in their fields applies to our daily lives. This month's speaker is Francine Romero, UTSA associate professor and associate dean of the College of Public Policy.The Historic Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio
Meet with 60+ representatives from Texas and out-of-state schools to get information on becoming a competitive health professions applicant and information about the application and transition process.Student Union Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
UTSA master's of fine arts student Lauren Riojas-Fitzpatrick showcases her thesis through an art exhibit.Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, San Antonio
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni will roll up their sleeves to volunteer at nearly 20 service agencies throughout San Antonio.Convocation Center, Main Campus and service projects throughout San Antonio
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