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Science Expo 2001 opens a world of discovery on Nov. 17

Science Expo 2001, an exciting opportunity for young people to discover health and research careers, takes place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. For more information, navigate to

High school students, teachers and parents may register to attend through Thursday, Nov. 15. "We expect about 400 students, and 80 generous faculty and staff of the Health Science Center have agreed to serve as Expo volunteers," said organizer Irene Chapa, Ph.D. "This is a great opportunity for the community to see what the Health Science Center has to offer both in terms of educational opportunities and community service."

Faculty from the Health Science Center's five schools — Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dental School — will offer 12 different classes on topics including:

  • The human brain
  • Birth defects and some of the causes
  • The heart as seen up close
  • Preventing diabetes
  • What happens when neurons die?
  • Rehabilitation with electrophysical agents
  • Emergency medical training — riding to save lives

The 21 displays will include glimpses at careers in occupational therapy, dental hygiene, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy, podiatry, respiratory therapy and other professions. Students will have the chance to learn about Parkinson's disease, poisoning prevention, organ preservation technology and other topics. If you have questions about Science Expo 2001, call (210) 567-3941 or send an e-mail to

Contact: Will Sansom or Aileen Salinas