Oct. 21, 2019 — For the first time in school history, UTSA engineering students have been invited to participate in the 20th NASA Student Launch competition. Two student organizations in the College of Engineering—the Aeronautics and Rocket Club and Advanced Robotics teams—will join forces to represent the university. The teams are led by Mark Ramirez, Kyle Fetter, Garrett Parker, Adam Knippa and Enrique Ornelas.
“Our NASA Student Launch team has aggressive engineers who are going for it. They are currently designing a rocket that is 101 inches in length with a 7.7-inch-diameter body powered with a high-power reloadable rocket engine. We expect it to reach an altitude around 4,500 feet,” says James Johnson, associate professor in practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. “It’s fun to be a rocket scientist!”
The teams will head to Huntsville, Alabama, in April 2020 to compete against 64 teams from 21 states and Puerto Rico. They will be required to design, build, test and fly a payload and high-powered amateur rocket to an altitude of 4,000 to 5,500 feet. Teams participating in the college division will participate in a payload challenge in which they will collect 10 milliliters of simulated lunar ice from one of five sample locations and safely store them aboard their vehicle.
Teams will also have the opportunity to predict their rocket’s altitude when submitting their preliminary design review package. Awards will be provided to the those with rocket altitudes that reach closest to their predictions on launch day. Teams are also evaluated and given points and awards in nearly a dozen other categories, including safety, vehicle design, social media presence and STEM engagement.
NASA Student Launch is a research-based competitive experiential exploration activity. It strives to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. This project offers multiple challenges reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.
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UTSA invites you to participate in our community altar by RSVP to this event. You can also use this link to learn more about Día de Los Muertos:https://anendlessconnection.weebly.com/the-project.html.Student Union Window Lounge, Main Campus
October 28th celebrates National Immigrants Day. On this day, we gather to explore the diverse heritage of our nation’s social fabric. We dedicate this day to understanding how our nation was founded and built by immigrants. Our goal is for the UTSA family to recognize and celebrate how all immigrants, regardless of their citizenship status, contribute to our community through their resiliency and ingenuity.Multicultural Student Lounge, HSU 2.207, Main Campus
The COLFA Advanced Career Pathways Workshops are focused on connecting your education with your career aspirations and exploring your pathways to reach your goal.Mesquite Room, Student Union, 2.01.24, Main Campus
The Westside Community Center will be creating an altar or "ofrenda" as many do within San Antonio and the Westside for "Dia de los Muertos." If you would like to participate, we invite you to send in a photo of a loved one that will be placed in this space. You are welcome to join us on October 28th at 3:00 pm to set up the space and come see us at the Westside Community Center.UTSA Westside Community Center, 1310 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207
Blueprints For Pangaea is hosting its first on-campus inventory event of the semester! Join us for a Halloween-themed afternoon where we'll inventory medical supplies while enjoying Halloween movies. By the end of the event, you will have positively impacted the health of hundreds of individuals. We require at least one hour of attendance and come dressed up because the best costumes will earn awards.Flawn Sciences Building, 3.02.02, Main Campus
Chris Villanueva and other jazz faculty will perform standards in this concert. More details to come. The Fall 2021 concert schedule is subject to change. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for updates. This concert will be live-streamed via the UTSA Music Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UTSAMusic When:UTSA Recital Hall, Main Campus
UTSA Sustainability will have three courses of varying difficulty to accommodate different ages and abilities. There will a one mile walk on generally level surface to introduce you to the student run community garden, a longer walk with stairs and topo changes, and a five mile bike ride to introduce you to the Leon Greenway.Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop Ximenes Ave, Main Campus
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