(Nov. 27, 2018) -- This year, 98 teams from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering will present their innovative projects at the Fall 2018 Tech Symposium. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 inside the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. The Tech Symposium will exhibit the latest engineering designs that impact health, business and the environment.
Fifty-eight Engineering Senior Design I teams will present their concept posters for a chance to win one of three available $1,000 team prizes. Forty Engineering Senior Design II teams will present their products and technologies to compete for $9,000. The first, second and third place teams will receive $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.
The biannual Tech Symposium gives students the opportunity to showcase their innovations within an academic environment to an audience that includes the UTSA community, family members, industry players and government agencies. The diverse audience gives students direct exposure to business leaders and a chance to develop their networking skills.
“These Senior Design courses are unlike anything you’ve experienced in your undergraduate coursework. You will learn to research, design, build, test and blend the efforts of your team to produce an end product that should be your proudest achievement”, said James Labelle, a UTSA senior in mechanical engineering. “You’re training for the real domain of the engineering industry.”
Notable projects at this year’s event include:
In conjunction, this year’s symposium will include the CITE Big Rowdy Idea Competition, a business model competition, where five competing teams will have a chance to win cash prizes and in-kind services. The five finalists presenting at the 1 p.m. competition include:
“These are hands-on events where we let our students’ engineering brilliance emerge,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of the UTSA College of Engineering. “Our seniors are participating in cutting-edge work using the knowledge and skills they have acquired over their time here at UTSA. We are preparing the next leaders in the high tech industry.”
Learn more about the UTSA College of Engineering and UTSA College of Business.
Emerging artists work in the full range of traditional methods and materials as well as in interdisciplinary and new media. Themes range from social and cultural critique to investigations that are challenging and exquisite explorations in creative form and image.UTSA Art Gallery, Arts Building, Main Campus
Juan Vallejo’s art conveys his experience as a childhood migrant worker. Opening reception: Thurs, Dec. 5, 6–9 p.m. Free and open to the public.UTSA Terminal 136, Blue Star Arts Complex, 136 Blue St., San Antonio
Portions of Cook Road will be closed for construction related to the new Student Success Center project and Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk upgrades.Cook Road, Main Campus
Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. A remarkable true experience, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. UTSA partners with The Public Theater for this event. Contact the theater at (210) 458-3288 for scheduling requests.Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus
Forty-six modular units will be delivered to Main Campus as part of the new Student Success Center project. The units will enter campus at Brennan Avenue and will travel to their final destination, south of the North Paseo Building and Graduate School and Research Building via Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road and Devine Avenue.Brennan Avenue, Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road, Devine Avenue, Main Campus
Enjoy two classic holiday performances. Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will present two of The Nutcracker. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will perform a traditional Pastorela play, a morality tale about shepherds going to Bethlehem and the snares the devil uses to dissuade them. Performances are included with regular ITC admission.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio
Celebrating graduating students from the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Guest speaker: Susan Pape '86, chairman of the San Antonio Express-News.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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