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
Monday, 04 April 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Christopher Combs
APRIL 4, 2022— Part of what makes the UTSA Hypersonics Lab unique is the 50-foot-long, 7,000-pound Mach 7 Ludwieg Tube Wind Tunnel it houses. What makes it especially unique, however, are the students who are running the facility and are gaining invaluable experiential learning opportunities in the process. Students’ capability to take control while in
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
MARCH 30, 2022 — Malicious software activities, commonly known as “malware,” represent a big threat against modern society. A UTSA-led research team is investigating ways to accurately predict these attacks. Mechanical Engineering Professor Yusheng Feng and doctoral student Van Trieu-Do in the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design, in collaboration with
Friday, 25 March 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Greg Griffin
MARCH 25, 2022 – Greg Griffin is intrigued by the Boring Co.’s proposal to build an underground transportation loop between San Antonio International Airport and downtown — and by the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority’s interest in the project. Intrigued, but not necessarily in a good way. Griffin, an assistant professor of urban and regional planning
Friday, 18 March 2022 / Published in COE Announcements
Zahra Rajabi
MARCH 18, 2022 – Zahra Rajabi, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at UTSA’s Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College), has received a Kokes Award from the North American Catalysis Society. This award, valued at over $1000, will allow Rajabi to travel to
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