MITRE Partnership with UTSA

Academic Partnership at a Glance

MITRE and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) partnership enhances our nation’s cyber security posture and responsiveness. The partnership builds upon the recognition of UTSA as one of the top cyber security academic institutions and MITRE’s strategic initiative to generate new opportunities through engagement with academia and industry.

The focal point is the UTSA National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC). NSCC is a collaborative forum with government, university, industry, national laboratories, and federally funded research and development centers engagement. It will be a state-of-the-art cyber security and data science facility.

By leveraging the UTSA NSCC, College of Engineering, College of Science, and College of Business, MITRE and UTSA are enhancing the San Antonio cyber security ecosystem. The key technical and research domains are cyber security, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and human systems integration.


Education Pays, But It Pays More For Some Than Others:

A Correlational Study of Education Attainment, Industry, and Earnings

By Dr. Michael U. Villareal and Dr. Han Bum Lee

The purpose of this correlational study was to examine the relationship between formal education and wages, investigate the existence of inequitable wage gaps defined by demographic subgroups, and identify differences in wages related to the choices people make in their level of educational attainment and field of study.


MITRE partners with the UTSA National Security Collaboration Center

MITRE has partnered with the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC). The formal partnership covers membership into the NSCC, a presence on the UTSA campus, research collaborations, academic modules and pilot programs in specializing in cyber. 

Artificial intelligence rolls out across academic disciplines

Working with MITRE, UTSA is introducing artificial intelligence principles and practices to students across all academic disciplines. The goal of  Generation AI Nexus, or Gen AI, is to help all students, regardless of their major, understand AI and how to use it as an effective tool. 

CIAS K–12 Cybersecurity Program goes national to boost student interest

The CIAS K–12 Cybersecurity Program has launched nationally to provide an innovative approach to creating a culture of cybersecurity for people of all ages.

The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA has partnered with MITRE to increase student engagement in areas of technology and cybersecurity.

UTSA attains prestigious Carnegie R1 Classification, elevating San Antonio as a destination for innovation

UTSA joins an exclusive group of Carnegie R1 institutions across the United States, including in Texas: UT-Austin, UT-Dallas, UT-Arlington, UT-El Paso, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, University of North Texas and Rice University. Baylor University also joins this group this year.

MITRE Interns

MITRE challenged me to learn skills and technologies far beyond the scope of my academic curriculum. Being tasked with solving problems related to containerization and cloud architecture, I was necessarily required to traverse unfamiliar territory and engage in continuous self-teaching. MITRE’s encouragement to remain vigilant and keep abreast of changing industry trends has allowed me to build a strong foundation for my career.

MITRE Intern from July 2019 – December 2020


Intermediate Cyber Infrastructure Engineer, MITRE

The community at MITRE is absolutely inspiring and introduced me to boundless opportunities as a student. From learning about emerging technologies to connecting with top-tier professionals in technical fields, working with MITRE was so much more than I could have asked for. I have been able to reinforce and implement the skills and knowledge that I have obtained throughout my education to solve problems. The association between UTSA and MITRE presents both entities a bright future and limitless possibilities.

MITRE Intern from June 2020 – December 2020


Associate Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE

I have benefited immensely from this opportunity. There’s so much out there that you can’t get in a traditional class, and the experience of working with industry professionals is invaluable. Partnerships like this set the stage for UTSA students to better understand the industry, network and get involved in many research opportunities and apply what they’ve learned in class to technical assignments.

MITRE Intern from July 2019 – May 2021 


Cybersecurity Intern, MITRE

“As a student at UTSA, I was fortunate enough to be involved in the INSuRE program and was thrown into a very interesting project. It gave me the opportunity to practice my skills in a real world application and at the same time, help MITRE move forward with a project. I was so enthralled by this project and had done so much work, that I asked to stay on and keep working for fun, even after I graduated. I was allowed to stay and a few months later I was given the opportunity to apply for a full-time position. The rest is history. ”

INSuRE Student from January 2020 – Decemeber 2020


Cybersecurity Engineer, MITRE

For more information about MITRE’s Partnership with UTSA, contact Bobby Blount.

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