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

2015 Technology Symposium & CITE Awards

More than 50 senior design teams competed for The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering departmental awards at the 2015 Tech Symposium held this April in the UTSA H-E-B University Center ballroom on the Main Campus. Seven teams participated in the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K competition, which was held during the symposium.

Team Vita Ingenium Solutions, winners of the 100K CITE competition.

The Technology Symposium was designed to provide a public venue for UTSA senior engineering students to present their Capstone Design Projects to other UTSA students, their parents, and high school students, as well as industry and government sponsors. The goal of the Capstone Design Projects is to have engineering seniors apply the knowledge they have accumulated throughout their undergraduate career in the design, development, and implementation of their projects. Additionally, this year, seven teams consisting of engineering and business students where selected to compete in the CITE 100K Competition.

Team Vita Ingenium Solutions was crowned the winner at the CITE 100K Competition. The Vita Ingenium team designed a contact lens removal, storage and disinfection device that allows for easy portability and use in situations where cleanliness of surroundings or a persons’ hands is questionable. UTSA competitors Mentis and OXYvo placed second and third respectively in the business planning competition.

Technology Symposium Winners


1st - Micro Auxilium Melisa Alanis, Diana Castillo, Leah Muse, Rebekah Rodriguez
2nd - Vita Ingenium Xabier Basañez, Alejandra Hernández Molina, Analaura Villarreal Berain, David Zhang / COB students: María Acevedo, Ryan Quinn
3rd - Conceptum Biologics Ehab Abdelaziz, Victor Aguero, Daniela Arriaga, Jair Castillo / COB students: Andrew E., Larry Laws, Paula Nguyen

Civil Engineering

1st - The Offices of Broadway Bernice Espinosa, Chris Salinas, Edith Gonzalez, Jesus Zapata
2nd - Fire Station No. 52 Joshua Canter, William Castro, Christina Cruz, Martin Garcia, Dustin Laws
3rd - Red McCombs Toyota Dealership Turki Alroug, Walid Gharib, Marcelo Cabllero, Fahad Alshatii, Lorenzo Rubio, Abdulaziz Mallah

Electrical/Computer Engineering

1st - E-UAV Shahla Moosavi, Brandon Philpot, and Clark Johnson
2nd - MeCa (Meeka) Stanislav Gankov, Alan Hutsell, Tacito Loschiavo, Daniel Staudt
3rd - Mentis - Sultan Alotaibi, Christopher Herzing, Rikki Pilgrim, Kenneth Poulinmbardi

Mechanical Engineering

1st - Aircraft Surfacing Austin Beisert, Kenneth Hudson, Preston Roberts, Colin Stubbs
2nd (TIE) Robo Meks — Robert Brothers, Raquel de la Garza, Eric S. Sanchez, Christian Trevino
FOE — Ryan Ellis, Wade Mayo, Bryant Phamyu, Austin Powada
3rd — FOA Rico Jovanni Ulep, Ezra Ameperosa, Kyle Seay, Scott Miller

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