JANUARY 21, 2022 — Registration is now open for “Taking the Pentagon to the People” (TTPTTP), a free, virtual conference scheduled on Thursday, January 27, 2022 and presented by The University of Texas at San Antonio in collaboration with the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Diversity Management Operations Center. Students, faculty and staff from all institutions are invited to attend.
TTPTTP provides a pathway to connect the talents of undergraduate and graduate students to explore available career and other development opportunities directly with DoD and other government personnel. This includes employment, internships and scholarships for highly competitive students.
The program also provides information to faculty members about research, fellowships, sabbaticals, personnel exchanges and small business opportunities. Faculty and staff will be able to network directly with DoD representatives to better understand how the agency can support their recruitment, teaching and research activities. This includes representatives from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Army Research Office, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Services, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the U.S. Marine Corps.
The UTSA ROTC will open the conference with the Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem.
UTSA President Taylor Eighmy will provide welcome remarks for the opening plenary session. Charmane Johnson, associate director of Equal Employment Opportunity with the DoD’s Diversity Management Operations Center, will moderate the opening program. The session will also feature:
DoD speakers will highlight some of their current and future personnel initiatives in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, language, business, education and many other mission-critical fields.
The TTPTTP DoD College Student Symposium will highlight programs with speakers from the:
“This type of national conference is valuable to our students, as it shows them viable career pathways in government where they can use their competitive skills and knowledge to tackle grand challenges. Faculty can leverage direct contact with agencies to advance their research and find professional opportunities to further their career goals,enabling UTSA to strengthen its relationships with key government entities,” explained Dr. Bernard Arulanandam, UTSA vice president of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.
This is the second time UTSA will be hosting the event; the first time was in 2013.
Taking the Pentagon to the People is open to any university, organization or small business that has an interest in learning more about working with the DoD, particularly Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country.
Come experience a Hispanic Market with us!Rowdy Statue
We will be reading For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez. We will meet on Zoom to discuss the book. The book is free for students who request it, please email email@example.com to request the book and/or to join the Book Club and receive messages and information about this and future readings and discussions.Virtual Event
Come and practice your Spanish in a friendly and engaging environment! You will also learn about Hispanic cultures with us as we play games, watch videos, sing, and participate in many other language and cultural activities! All levels are welcome! ¡Nos vemos!Willow Room (SU 2.02.12,) Main Campus
In partnership with UTSA Libraries and the Consulado General de México en San Antonio, Carriqui will host Ven a Tomar, where guests will sample mezcal, cocktails and unique bites to celebrate UTSA's Mexican Cookbook Collection.Carriqui, 239 E Grayson St San Antonio, TX 78215
The UTSA Orchestra will be performing Rapsodia Mexicana, a captivating concert celebrating Mexican music and the confluence of cultures in South Texas. Joined by organist Colin Campbell (Texas A&M International University) and UTSA's Mariachi Los Paisanos, watch as the orchestra brings to life the essence of Hispanic culture through their powerful performances.UTSA Recital Hall, Main Campus
A fun night for UTSA students to relax and play loteria. Student Success Centers will also have recourses for students to learn more about programs and services.Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28,) Main Campus
Come play a game of Loteria sponsored by the UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD), UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and UTSA Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design.Willow Room (SU 2.02.12,) Main Campus
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.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.