(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.”
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