Wednesday, 27 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
David Akopian (left) and Lyle Hood
APRIL 27, 2022 — The UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI) today presented its annual UTSA Innovation Awards to recognize excellence in discovery and impact within the university research community. These annual awards are presented in five categories, the lead indicators of UTSA’s success at commercializing innovations. This year’s event celebrated 40 researchers for
Monday, 25 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
From left to right, Lorena Gonzalez, Marianne Friedel and Simran Maredia helped design the Bento House.
APRIL 25, 2022 — Students in the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design at UTSA are designing a tiny home to help homeless veterans—and gaining valuable career experience while they do it. Civil engineering students Trinity Schaefer and Elizabeth De Leon established the UTSA Big Heroes Tiny Homes project to apply
Friday, 22 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
First placed
APRIL 22, 2022 — Ingenuity was on display in the UTSA Convocation Center yesterday as more than 400 undergraduate engineering students presented their work at the Spring 2022 Tech Symposium. Hosted by the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design at UTSA, the Tech Symposium highlighted a culmination of engineering curricula, with
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Students at the Tech Symposium
APRIL 19, 2022 — The Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College) at UTSA will host the Spring 2022 Tech Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Students will gather in the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus to showcase their ingenuity, as teams from
Monday, 18 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Students involved in PREP
APRIL 18, 2022 — UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy today announced the appointment of Araceli Martinez Ortiz as director of the Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP), effective June 1. Ortiz is the Microsoft President’s Endowed Professor and a professor of engineering education in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical
Friday, 15 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Alt-Bionics found Ryan Saavedra demonstrates the prosthetic hand his company hopes to bring to market. Credit: Bria Woods / San Antonio Report
April 15, 2022 – Three years ago it was nothing more than a school project and proof of concept — the second-place winner at a university showcase contest — but it grabbed headlines as far away as the United Kingdom. For their senior project at UTSA, Ryan Saavedra and two classmates had built a robotic
Monday, 11 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
A water rescue
APRIL 11, 2022 — Mechanical engineering professors Adel Alaeddini and Kiran Bhaganagar in UTSA’s Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design are partnering with the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard to study object interactions in open water. Their research, funded by a three-year, $350,000 grant, allows the team to examine the
Wednesday, 06 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Giselle Contreras-Velarde
April 6, 2022 – After transferring to UTSA in the fall of 2019, Giselle Contreras-Velarde came across an organization called Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at an engineering club event. She says, “The whole reason why I joined EWB, to start with, is because even though engineering is a desirable career due to it being a
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
PREP students
APRIL 5, 2022 – UTSA’s Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) is hard at work preparing for its summer sessions. Demand for participation is at an all-time high, with more than 500 future engineers having already expressed interest for this year’s programming. Led by UTSA’s engineering education team which is joint appointed between UTSA’s Margie and Bill
Monday, 04 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Image courtesy of San Antonio Express News
APRIL 4, 2022 – Aaron Morrison wants to know if moon settlers in the near future can use rocks that litter the lunar surface to build a base camp, roads, and landing and launch pads. The postdoctoral fellow in earth and planetary sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio is studying gray, volcanic
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