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SAMSAT CEO Growing Early-Stage Science and Tech Museum into World-Class STEM Institution
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SAMSAT CEO Growing Early-Stage Science and Tech Museum into World-Class STEM Institution

There hasn't been a quiet day since Douglas King started in mid-March as the new president and CEO of the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). At about the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions went into place, King was learning about the world-class collection of historical science and technology artifacts housed at Port San Antonio in the former Kelly Air Force Base chapel. The early-stage technology and science museum has been the centerpiece of the Port's planned innovation hub since SAMSAT founder, innovator, and entrepreneur David Monroe moved his collection to the Port in 2017. Conceived as a hub for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators and entrepreneurs to work alongside industry partners, the Port's innovation center, once com...
Port San Antonio Board Approves ASM Global as Operator for New Innovation Center
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Port San Antonio Board Approves ASM Global as Operator for New Innovation Center

Port San Antonio announced venue management company ASM Global as the operator for the Port's planned innovation center after board members approved plans in a meeting on Wednesday, according to Port officials. ASM Global is a venue management and services company with a global portfolio of more than 300 of the world's most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, such as the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. ASM will be responsible for the management and booking of the Port's innovation center, as well as for the food and beverages in the center's food hall. Port San Antonio will retain full ownership, paying ASM a monthly fee. The Port's re-development agreement with American Triple I Partners, an infrastructure private equity firm focused on transportatio...
San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology Centerpiece of Port San Antonio Innovation Hub
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San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology Centerpiece of Port San Antonio Innovation Hub

San Antonio is home to a world-class collection of historic science and technology artifacts housed in an early-stage museum that is the centerpiece of Port San Antonio's planned innovation center. Conceived as a hub for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators and entrepreneurs to work alongside industry partners, the Port’s innovation center will also include the expanded new home for the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). That larger space will accommodate the growing mission of the nonprofit museum, which in late September merged with SASTEMIC, operator of the Geekbus and longtime provider of STEM programming and educational services. “Together, we are a larger, stronger and more diverse organization, carrying all our staff and services for...
Port San Antonio To Present Plan for New Innovation Hub Nov. 30
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Port San Antonio To Present Plan for New Innovation Hub Nov. 30

Last week, a group of Texas State Legislature Representatives visited Port San Antonio to learn about its ambitious plans for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) innovation campus in San Antonio. Many eagerly anticipate the Port's proposed development concept which Port board members should receive by November 30, said Port president and CEO Jim Perschbach. In February, Port board members approved a pre-development agreement with American Triple I Partners, an infrastructure private equity firm focused on transportation, information technology, and smart city investments, to build the innovation center. The 120-day agreement has been extended to November 30, when the Port's Board members will review and vote to approve the development plan. The proposed innovation ...
Port San Antonio Unveils Plans for STEM Innovation Campus
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Port San Antonio Unveils Plans for STEM Innovation Campus

Port San Antonio ‘s conceptual plan for a proposed innovation campus is garnering attention, and not just for its planned technology arena. The Port is leveraging its existing structures to refine its vision of connecting the capabilities across their entire campus to innovators throughout San Antonio, the state of Texas, and globally, Port San Antonio president and chief executive officer Jim Perschbach said. “It’s not just about these buildings, it’s about capturing the spirit of innovation so we can provide solutions for a connected world,” Perschbach said. “They are tremendous opportunities here in San Antonio—one of the world’s largest communities of cybersecurity experts—to work closely with big industries and have a better understanding of the cyber threats that could cripple the...
Port San Antonio Reveals Plans for Innovation Center, Science and Tech Museum
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Port San Antonio Reveals Plans for Innovation Center, Science and Tech Museum

Jim Perschbach, who earlier this week was named president and CEO of Port San Antonio, announced a bold strategic vision Friday at an event organized by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The Port plans to transform the 1,900-acre campus southwest of downtown into a center for advanced technology, complete with an innovation center that will house the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). Plans are in the conceptual stage to construct a new, 50,000-square-foot facility at Port San Antonio with a showroom for locally developed innovations, in addition to the science and tech museum and a maker space. The concept is in initial stages of development with final concept and projected costs to be announced in the coming weeks, according to a Port spokesperson. The Po...
Startup Grind To Interview David Monroe at SA Museum of Science and Technology
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Startup Grind To Interview David Monroe at SA Museum of Science and Technology

Startup Grind will host their next event at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology  (SAMSAT) at Port San Antonio. The fireside chat guest will be founder David Monroe, SAMSAT founder and director. The event will be June 27 starting at 6:00 p.m. Register for your tickets online and use the code "startups." First ten to register using this code will receive a free ticket. SAMSAT opened in 2016 and moved to Port San Antonio in 2017. Located in the Port’s 14,000-sq. ft. Mabry Conference Center at 102 Mabry Drive, SAMSAT delivers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs in partnership with area educators and other stakeholders starting this summer. The museum explores the past, present, and future of technology with different technological displays...
SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs
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SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs

Elementary school students clustered around a display of an Enigma machine, German encrypting hardware used by Britain's codebreakers to decipher German messages in World War II. In another room, students were busy with hands-on activities creating museum exhibits about the history, current use, and future of computing. SASTEMIC, a nonprofit science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education advocacy organization, collaborates with local schools to provide STEM-focused educational programs like this one provided to Forester and Northwest Crossing Elementary schools at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) Monday morning. The nonprofit museum, founded in 2016 by David Monroe, explores the past, present, and future of technology in San Antonio. The coll...