Students explore STEM careers during HACU Youth Leadership Development Forum at UTSA

Through a partnership between the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), sponsored by the GM Foundation and hosted at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for P-20 Initiatives, students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will learn how to prepare for college and a future career in the fields during the HACU Youth Leadership Development Forum at UTSA’s Main Campus.

UTSA is a HACU-member institution, and was selected to be the site of this year’s Forum because of the top-tier researchers and faculty members at UTSA, who will engage with students during presentations about 21st century learning skills, archaeology, and college admissions. Other community leaders in the STEM field will also give presentations to over 500 students from local high schools and middle schools with large Hispanic enrollments. Breakout sessions, a STEM exhibitor fair, a luncheon that includes student panels and a tour of the UTSA Main Campus are also included in the Forum.

“We are pleased to be able to feature the many academic opportunities available to students at UTSA as well as provide helpful college access and career information,” said Belinda Harmon, Director of Community Outreach in the Institute for P-20 Initiatives. The Forum serves as a kickoff event for HACU’s annual conference held in downtown San Antonio, October 8-10, 2016.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016, in the H.E.B University Center Ballroom at the UTSA Main Campus. UTSA President Dr. Ricardo Romo and HACU President & CEO Dr. Antonio R. Flores will make opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker Anthony Bruins of ExoPlanet Technologies and System Engineer/Integrator in the Mission Operations Directorate for NASA.

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Youth Leadership Development Forum

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For more information, contact:

Belinda Harmon, Dir. of Community Outreach

Institute for P-20 Initiatives

Phone: 210-458-2904


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