(April 19, 2018) -- UTSA seniors will present their inventions and compete for prizes at the UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium on April 24, 2018, in the Convocation Center on UTSA Main Campus. The engineering senior design projects are the culmination of engineering undergraduate studies, enabling all engineering students in their senior year to apply the knowledge and skills they have accumulated throughout their programs to design, develop and implement innovative and relevant engineering products.
The event is combined with the annual UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship $100K Student Technology Venture Competition, where students pitch innovative student projects and research across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business and compete for $100,000 in cash and business-related services to launch a start-up company built around their invention.
Projects this year include:
Students will display their projects from 8:45 a.m. until noon in the UTSA Convocation Center. At 1 p.m., the five finalists will pitch their business plan to a panel of judges from the San Antonio business and technology community. Winners of both the Tech Symposium and CITE 100K competition will be announced shortly afterward.
Sponsors of the competition include Boeing, CACI, H-E-B, the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and Union Pacific.
Since the competition's inception, more than 800 UTSA students have participated, and more than 125 company ideas have been pitched. Following the 2016 competition, the winners received a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant to support the development of their vein-finding device for the market. Other winning teams from previous competitions have demonstrated steady progress toward commercializing their products.
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This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This year’s Symposium will focus on Operational Command and Control in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Tickets are $60 for Admiral Nimitz Foundation Members and $70 for non-members.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
Annual symposium to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs and the Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors will host the annual Law School Fair for students interested in attending law school. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 90 ABA approved law schools (including all law schools in Texas), and learn about admissions, financing, course offerings, student life, program reputation, with the opportunity to gain application fee waivers.H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus