(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.
Learn more about the UTSA Tech Symposium.
Learn more about the UTSA Center for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The Roadrunner community and nearby residents are highly encouraged to cast their votes at UTSA, a designated early voting site for the March 3 Texas presidential primary election.H-E-B Student Union, Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, you won’t want to miss UTSA’s 14th annual Health Professions Day. Meet with representatives of health professions programs at schools such as Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word, and many more. Free and open to UTSA students, local area college and high school students, and community members.Student Union, Retama Galleria (SU First Floor Corridor), Main Campus
An FBI subject matter expert will discuss the threat to U.S. technology and public sector from foreign adversaries, specific technologies sought and vectors used to illicitly obtain them, how to best safeguard intellectual property.Durango Building (DB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
Why just leap when you can dash? The Alumni Association’s 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause: scholarships for UTSA students.Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA’s first Wellbeing Fair is a part of the President’s Initiative of Enriching Campus Wellbeing. UTSA is committed to the well-being of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more. The fair will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in well-being activities, obtain well-being information and learn about available services. Participants will become more competent in making healthy decisions to take a more proactive approach in their own well-being.Paseo Principal, Student Union, Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.Durango Building, El Mercado Room (DB 1.208), Downtown Campus