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College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio Online Magazine

Engaging our Community

Community members, students, and UTSA faculty and staff watch as teams compete in the final trebuchet launch of the 7th Annual Monster Mash, Pumpkin Smash held at the UTSA Main Campus this fall. Student groups competed against one another to see which teamís trebuchet could chuck a pumpkin the farthest. In addition to the competition, engineering student organizations set up booths where children could get first-hand STEM experiences with hands-on experiments and activities. There was also a costume contest, egg race, and pie-eating contest.

The American Society for Civil Engineers UTSA student chapter prepares their trebuchet at the 7th Annual Monster Mash, Pumpkin Smash.

Hundreds of elementary and middle school students flocked to the UT SA Main Campus this past summer to participate in the interactive and educational camps of fered by the Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC).

All iTEC camp programs share the common theme of hands-on exploration conducted in a fun and educational environment. Some of the camps feature introductory level programs that engage kids in exciting explorations in robotics, science, and engineering.

Middle and high school students from local schools visited the College of Engineering this fall for the first-ever STEMinism Conference sponsored by Halliburton, The Boeing Company, and Union Pacific. The event encouraged young women interested in STEM to pursue an education or career in engineering. Female professionals from the local engineering community talked to small groups of students about their professional career choices and how engineering has made an impact in their lives.

Team members from Civil Engineering Consultants encourage taste testers to try their barbecue at the 2nd Annual Engineering BBQ Cook-Off held at The Block. The event, which was organized by student groups Engineers Without Borders, American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Society for Professional Engineers, and Institute of Transportation Engineers, pitted local engineering firms against each other to see who could cook up the best barbecue.

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