(Nov. 27, 2017) -- More than 30 student teams from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering will present their projects and ideas for a chance to win cash prizes at the Fall 2017 Tech Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. The competition, a snapshot of the university’s discovery ecosystem, will showcase projects and research that students have been working on throughout their senior year.
“We’re excited to show our project at the Tech Symposium so everyone attending can see the work we’ve put together,” said Stephen Kapp, UTSA engineering senior and team leader for the Highlander Technology team. “We want the satisfaction of answering people when they ask, ‘Are you sure it’s going to work?’ and being able to say ‘Yes, we’ll prove it right here.’”
The senior design teams will display their technologies and talk about their designs from 9 a.m. to noon while judges assess their work. They will compete for cash prizes of $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000.
In another category of the competition, students will present their research on posters featuring early stage electrical, computer and mechanical engineering senior design projects. The top three students will earn $1,000 each. The awards presentation begins at 2:15 p.m.
In conjunction with the Tech Symposium, the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) will be holding its “What’s your Big Rowdy Idea?” Business Model Competition. This competition, open to all UTSA students, faculty and staff, prepares them to launch scalable ventures while simultaneously pursuing their degree program at UTSA. CITE will offer a first place prize of $5,000 cash and $5,000 investment, second place prize of $1,500, and a third place prize of $1,000. Additionally, all winners will be offered in-kind services to help start their scalable new ventures.
These biannual showcases provide a public venue giving students a chance to present their innovative projects and research to the university community, family members, representatives from industry and government, and the general public. The opportunity to network with professionals from the San Antonio engineering community, which could lead to job opportunities, provides students with an added benefit.
At last year’s spring 2017 Tech Symposium, the first place winner, Team Halberd, developed a device to detect and prevent the formation of pressure ulcers in immobilized patients. The winner of the CITE competition, Team Chiron, developed ColdClot, a hemostatic wound bandage that combines hemostatic gauze, super absorbent polymers, and an endothermic reaction to reduce overall rate of bleeding across a large wound surface area.
“My favorite thing about the Tech Symposium is being able to talk to our senior design students about the engineering innovations that they have been working on throughout the semester,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of the UTSA College of Engineering. “Our students work countless hours on their designs, and it is so gratifying to see them demonstrating their projects to not only friends and families, but to leaders in the industry and members of the local business community."
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In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites everyone to its monthly lecture and stargazing event (weather permitting).Flawn Building (FLN 2.02.02) and Curtis Vaughn Jr. Observatory, 4th floor of Flawn Building, Main Campus
All UTSA students, faculty, staff, alums & families are invited to march as a unified community. Register here: bit.ly/2TYbHbR. Shuttles will be provided from the Main and Downtown Campuses.Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 3501 MLK Dr., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaMain Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
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