News & Announcements

Monday, 10 May 2021 / Published in General
Alt-Bionics, founded by UTSA alumnus Ryan Saavedra, recently announced a $25,000 pre-seed investment made by Alamo Angels, a San Antonio based angel investor network. While studying electrical engineering at UTSA, Saavedra developed a bionic hand prototype for below-elbow amputees and those with congenital disorders. The original prototype was entered in the UTSA College of Engineering’s
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, General, News
Join UTSA’s College of Engineering this Friday, April 30, for the 2021 Virtual Tech Symposium. At the event, 50 teams of Roadrunners will present their senior design projects across Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering disciplines. The Tech Symposium represents the culmination of our Roadrunners’ undergraduate studies and
Thursday, 11 June 2020 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, COE Announcements
JUNE 11, 2020 — First-year Top Scholar and Honors College student at UTSA Tristan Pepper has been named a participant in the Fulbright United Kingdom Summer Institute. The prestigious award recognizes promising first- and second-year students for their academic potential and ability to serve as a cultural ambassador to the United States. The award will
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, COE Announcements
MAY 27, 2020 – Two current UTSA students and three recent graduates have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship program nurtures innovation and leadership in the United States, according to the NSF, by recruiting and supporting outstanding students with high potential. The distinguished fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students
APRIL 6, 2020 — UTSA students Naomi Alyafei and Christian Strong have been awarded the 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships for natural sciences, engineering and mathematics students in the United States. The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation awarded 396 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors around the nation who were identified as showing exceptional
Thursday, 05 March 2020 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, COE Announcements, News
MARCH 5, 2020 – Rena Bizios, the Lutcher Brown Chair Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UTSA, was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens, Greece on Feb. 20. In ancient Greece the academy was established by Plato, the student of Socrates. In modern Greece the Academy of Athens was established in 1926 to
FEBRUARY 6, 2020 — The UTSA College of Engineering welcomes new faculty Mario Flores and Karina Vielma for the spring 2020 semester. Flores joins the college as an assistant professor and is the first joint appointment between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering. Flores has a strong record of research accomplishments
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, COE Announcements, News
JANUARY 14, 2020 — Anson Ong, associate dean of administration and graduate programs in UTSA’s College of Engineering, has been elected to the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. He will be recognized at the World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow in May.  The honor of the status as a fellow of biomaterials
Thursday, 05 December 2019 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, COE Announcements, News
Dec. 5, 2019 — For decades the renowned English physicist Stephen Hawking lived with a motor neuron disease until his death last year. People who suffer from this condition lose functionality of brain cells that control essential muscle activity, such as speaking, walking, breathing and swallowing.  To help individuals afflicted by MNDs, UTSA has embarked on
Thursday, 05 December 2019 / Published in Biomedical Engineering, COE Announcements, News, UTSA COE
Dec. 5, 2019 — Rena Bizios, Lutcher Brown Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at UTSA, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The honor recognizes Bizios for demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and
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