The Paisano

Q&A with STEM majors dealing with virtual learning

Illustration Robyn Castro

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor

April 28, 2020

We have seen COVID-19 take over the fast-paced daily lives of UTSA students by forcing all face-to-face classes to move exclusively online. All students depend on face-to-face classes to grasp many ideas and concepts within subjects, and it has been a major adjustment for all. Students in science, tec...

Researchers promote Latinx participation in STEM field

Dr. Timothy Yuen received an NSF grant to train
Latinx SAISD educators to teach computer science.
Yuen seeks to diversify Latinx participation in STEM. Photo courtesy of Courtney Clevenger.

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

A group of UTSA researchers has partnered with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to diversify the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field starting at the high school level by training Latinx educators to become computer science teachers. Dr. Timothy Yuen, associate profess...

Your liberal arts degree matters

Your liberal arts degree matters

Ryan Houston-Dial

November 6, 2019

Studying for classes, participating in student organizations and maintaining relationships contribute to the fatigue college students experience daily. As college students, we face plenty of adversity, which leaves most of us exhausted by the end of the day, only to repeat it all over again tomorrow....

Student success research receives grant

Student success research receives grant

Josh Peck

November 6, 2019

Dr. Guan Saw, UTSA assistant professor of educational psychology in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, was recently awarded a $350,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his research on student success in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field. Saw...

STEM Research Grant

STEM Research Grant

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Dr. Guan Saw, UTSA assistant professor of educational psychology in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, was recently awarded a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant for his research on student success in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics field. Saw seeks to learn...

I’m an English major and I’m proud

Editing an English paper

Lauren Donecker

October 18, 2018

No, I do not want to be a teacher. No, it is not a blow off. And no, I will not write your paper for you.  Why does one major receive higher praise over another major? Why does one assume a STEM major is automatically successful, but an arts and humanities major is advised to not get their hopes up...

Career fairs come to campus

Students and employers fill the walkway and pitch themselves at a previous UTSA career fair. Photo  Courtesy of UTSA

Samuel De Leon

January 31, 2018

For the past 20 years, the UTSA Career Center has held two of the most popular events on campus: the STEM Career Fair and the All Majors Internship and Career Fair. This semester, 66 employers have registered for the STEM fair, and 100 employers have registered for the All Majors fair. On Feb. 8,...

Oh, the Humanities! #3

Adriene Goodwin

September 14, 2016

Is it a relief or a rankle to know that since her founding, America has struggled with the liberal arts? From our earliest days as a nation, we have pulled toward, and subsequently pushed away from the significance of an education rooted in literature, languages, philosophy, history and the arts. Severa...

UTSA STEM inches toward gender equality

April 28, 2015

A couple of months ago, the Great Minds in STEM program invited several UTSA students to serve as STEM captains at Highlands High School. The one-day volunteering entailed motivating students who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs to continue with their a...

The science of a law degree

April 14, 2015

Students majoring in STEM fields should consider attending law school rather than attending medical school or another graduate research program. A STEM background is an asset in the legal profession as all these skills translate well into the legal profession. Attorneys who have backgrounds in...