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December 5, 2023

Q&A: UTSA grad Bonnie Lee has a job waiting in construction management

With her mom, brother, partner and closest friends in attendance, Bonnie Lee will cross the stage in December with honors to receive her bachelor’s degree in construction science and management.

Hydro Logic won first place for its project "Smart Well."
November 17, 2023

Improved water well control system takes top prize at UTSA Fall 2023 Tech Symposium

Senior UTSA engineering majors showcased their solutions to many of humanity’s grand challenges at the Fall 2023 Tech Symposium.

Professor Dupont receiving Award
November 16, 2023

UTSA's Center for Cultural Sustainability honored with national preservation award

The National Trust for Historic Preservation honored the UTSA Center for Cultural Sustainability (CCS) with the prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award for 2023.

Team O.M.A.R.
November 14, 2023

UTSA engineering students showcase bold innovations at November 17 Tech Symposium

When UTSA computer engineering student Sara Mustafa’s uncle became paralyzed during cancer treatment and could not feed himself, she witnessed how the loss of independence affected him. He served as the inspiration and namesake for the Optimized Meal Assistance Robot, also known as OMAR.

Biomedical Device Course
November 13, 2023

Biomedical engineering course gives UTSA students medical device experience

UTSA students who are enrolled in the class recently made their third trip to Nvision Biomedical to implant orthopedic devices that they conceived, tested and manufactured into cadavers. Surgeons helped the students, along with engineers from Nvision, a local medical device and biologics firm.

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November 8, 2023

Academic Affairs selects next generation of UTSA leaders for faculty fellowship program

UTSA professors Yongcan Cao and Luca Pozzi have been named the 2023-2024 Advancing Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellows and will participate in a year-long, in-house training program created to cultivate current and future academic leaders at UTSA.

Ed Whitacre and users of the new Whitacre Lab at UTSA
November 6, 2023

Philanthropists Ed and Linda Whitacre give $1 million to support UTSA engineering programs, new athletics facility

UTSA has received a $1 million contribution from longtime university supporter and former AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre and his wife, Linda, to support the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College) and UTSA Athletics.

Walkable Solar Panels
November 1, 2023

Walkable Solar Panels Can Be Installed in Under 2 Minutes

Professor Samer Dessouky and Ph.D. student Hamindreza Allahdadi are conducting an exciting study about solar panels which could provide a cheaper alternative to traditional rooftop installations.

Artistic depiction of hypersonic U-Haul created by animator, Eli, of Real Engineering
October 27, 2023

Real Engineering visits UTSA Hypersonics Lab

Watch: A U-Haul truck goes hypersonic with Dr. Chris Combs and Brian McManus of the Real Engineering Youtube Channel

Joel Alejandro Mejia and M. Sidury Christiansen are collaborating on an ethnographic project, “Rhetorical Engineering Education to Support Proactive Equity Teaching and Outcomes (RESPETO).”
October 25, 2023

UTSA faculty duo receives $3.6M NSF grant to break down language barriers in engineering education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant to two UTSA professors to develop a better way to communicate engineering acumen to diverse engineering classes.

October 16, 2023

MATRIX AI Consortium receives $2.8M NSF grant to establish neuro-inspired AI partner institute

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $2.8 million to researchers from MATRIX: The UTSA AI Consortium for Human Well-Being to bolster research capacity in the field of neuro-inspired artificial intelligence.

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October 11, 2023

Klesse College faculty member honored by University of Texas System for teaching excellence

UTSA professor Nehal Abu-Lail will receive the 2023 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System. She is one of 14 educators from across the UT System being recognized by the Board of Regents for exceptional teaching performance and innovation.

A new drone enclosure has been built for research at Klesse College at UTSA.
October 9, 2023

Drone enclosure expected to boost Aerospace Engineering program

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s aerospace program received a significant lift with the completion of a much anticipated large outdoor drone enclosure on campus. The facility will make it easier to conduct testing, training, and flight certification, not just for the UTSA community, but for other organizations interested in drone-related research.

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October 6, 2023

ABET accreditation reaffirms UTSA’s excellence in engineering education

UTSA announced today that its undergraduate engineering programs in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering have been re-accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) through 2029.

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September 26, 2023

SwRI, UTSA collaborate to detect traumatic brain injury through breath analysis

Researchers from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and UTSA are developing techniques to detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) by analyzing breath for specific biomarkers.

San Antonio Heat Map
September 25, 2023

SwRI, UTSA collaborate to measure the felt heat on San Antonio’s West Side

Southwest Research Institute and UTSA are collaborating to study the “felt heat” of San Antonio’s historic West Side. The prevalence of paved surfaces creates an environment that feels considerably hotter than the rest of the city.

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September 21, 2023

Outstanding early career faculty at UTSA receive endowed fellowships

Ten UTSA faculty members from various disciplines have been awarded endowed fellowships for demonstrating early career impact through research excellence and by bolstering student academic success.

September 19, 2023

UTSA Receives $120,000 Grant from OSHA for workplace safety and training

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has awarded approximately $12.7 million in grants, of which UTSA is a recipient in the area of targeted topic training

Mendiola Internship
September 19, 2023

Klesse College Internship Re-Cap | Summer 2023

Look what we did last summer! Klesse College students were busy from coast-to-coast learning, experiencing and growing in their respective fields. They were finding their way by narrowing down interests, meeting people, and getting real hands-on experience.

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September 14, 2023

Nation’s first dual degree in medicine and AI aims to prepare the next generation of health care providers

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The UT Health San Antonio and UTSA are officially launching the first known program in the United States to combine medicine and artificial intelligence.

Chinedu Okonkwo wins first place at ASCE Conference in Computing in Civil Engineering
September 13, 2023

Doctoral student takes top prize at engineering conference

Civil engineering doctoral student Chinedu Okonkwo won first place in the poster competition at this summer’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Conference in Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE).

Klesse students in Japan
September 8, 2023

Students explore Japan through engineering course

Students from Klesse College had the chance to explore Japan and visit organizations and universities to learn more about global challenges and engineering opportunities.

Miltos Alamaniotis
September 6, 2023

UTSA professor invited to symposium for early career engineers

The National Academy of Engineering has invited Miltiadis “Miltos” Alamaniotis to join some of the nation’s top engineers in tackling today’s greatest engineering challenges, sparking innovation and fostering a collaborative spirit.

Terry Scholars and Top Scholars programs
September 5, 2023

Terry Scholars and Top Scholar Applications are open!

Applications are now open for the Terry Scholars® at UTSA and the UTSA Top Scholar programs! The deadline for both highly competitive scholar programs is Dec. 1.

Najim Center
September 1, 2023

Najim Center and innovation office merge to expand UTSA’s experiential offerings for students

The UTSA Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement joined forces with the Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) office this fall to expand the university’s robust experiential learning opportunities for Roadrunners.

Professor Jiannan Cai
August 29, 2023

UTSA professor recognized for efforts to improve construction safety

Jiannan Cai, an assistant professor in the UTSA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Management has received the Alfred Noble Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for her paper on a new computational framework for tracking multiple workers on construction job sites.

Professor Esteban Lopez Ochoa
August 1, 2023

Visualizing the landscape of gentrification pressures

UTSA professor to develop national dashboard to make visible trends of neighborhood change

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July 13, 2023

More than 350 local teens graduate from unique summer STEM program

Through PREP, UTSA and its community partners make STEM careers more accessible to diverse populations, particularly youth who have been historically underserved.

Robert Lyle Hood
July 12, 2023

Klesse Professor Robert Lyle Hood elected senior members of National Academy of Inventors

With a focus on medical device design and development, his areas of expertise include laser-tissue interaction, drug delivery systems and biomedical optics.

Guillermo Araya, an Associate Professor and the Wayne and Julie Fagan Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering
June 22, 2023

UTSA Professor awarded NSF CAREER Award for research of turbulence

Guillermo Araya uses his prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for groundbreaking work around the issue of turbulence.

Manuel and María Berriozábal impacted higher ed and the San Antonio community.
June 20, 2023

UTSA honors Manuel P. Berriozábal, Ph.D. and María Antonietta Berriozábal

For more than 40 years, the Berriozábals have been affecting positive change throughout our community.

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June 13, 2023

UTSA researchers use parking lots to improve water sustainability

Four types of permeable parking lots were installed at the site as part of the research led by Marcio Giacomoni and Tom Papagiannakis, professors in the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design’s civil and environmental engineering department.

Maria and Manuel P. Berriozábal helped create equitable opportunities for access to higher education.
June 6, 2023

UTSA names popular STEM-based summer program after founder Manuel P. Berriozábal

The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced it has named its highly respected STEM-based summer program the “Dr. Manuel P. Berriozábal Prefreshman Engineering Program” in honor of the immeasurable impact of founding faculty member and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Manuel P. Berriozábal.

Bill Klesse with students of Klesse College
June 5, 2023

UTSA adds doctoral program in chemical engineering

UTSA is launching a doctoral program in the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College). Students will be able to enroll in the PhD in chemical engineering program in August 2023 pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

UTSA students, led by Dr. Daniel Pineda, are taking learning to new heights with an innovative project that tests their mechanical engineering skills.
June 1, 2023

UTSA students take learning to new heights with rocket project

Aeronautics and Rocket Club students will compete in world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition this month

ife is a short journey. While people can’t fight it, Nixon Maldonado knows that works of architecture can stand the test of time.
May 17, 2023

Research opportunities lead UTSA grad Nixon Maldonado toward the uplifting power of architecture

Life is a short journey. While people can’t fight it, Nixon Maldonado knows that works of architecture can stand the test of time.

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May 4, 2023

Through hands-on learning, UTSA students in Aeronautics and Rocket Club launch to new heights

The Aeronautics and Rocket Club at UTSA (ARC) will participate in its second Spaceport America Cup, a competition taking place in Southern New Mexico from June 19 to June 24. With over 150 institutions participating in the event, UTSA's ARC will stand out as one of the few teams flying a hybrid propulsion system rocket in contrast to more than 130 teams that will fly solid propulsion system rockets.

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May 2, 2023

Summer camps at UTSA invite students to discover something new

As the school year winds down, UTSA’s summer camp programs are ramping up. Dozens of camp opportunities, many kicking off in June, are available for youth from kindergarten through high school as well as young adults.

1st place, $4,000 prize: Print & Click (Josiah Lozano, Charles Otte, Ben Torres, John Dejillo, Keahra Etuk & Esteban Mejia)
May 2, 2023

UTSA engineering students showcase senior design projects

Senior UTSA engineering majors showcased their solutions to many of humanity’s grand challenges at the Spring 2023 Tech Symposium in a hall bustling with students, sponsors, local industry organization representatives and proud faculty members.

UTSA architecture students recently guided a visually impaired visitor through their designs.
April 27, 2023

The design of societal impact: UTSA architecture students create a health campus for people who are blind or visually impaired

Architecture students collaborated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Architects at San Antonio and disABILITYsa, a local nonprofit organization advocating for people with disabilities, to design a health center for people who are blind or visually impaired.

David Restrepo (Left) and Chris Combs (Right)
April 27, 2023

Combs and Restrepo Receive NSF CAREER Project Awards

The Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design is proud to announce two faculty members who have been approved for a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Project Award in 2023.

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April 25, 2023

UTSA programs advance in a new graduate degree rankings list

UTSA graduate programs in engineering, science, education and policy received high rankings according to the 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools list by U.S. News & World Report.

Teams present their senior design projects
April 21, 2023

UTSA Tech Symposium to showcase bold strides of engineering students

The Tech Symposium offers students the opportunity to showcase their ingenuity

UTSA ASCE Concrete Frisbee Team
April 20, 2023

UTSA ASCE Chapter Wins at 2023 Student Symposium

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UTSA ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) wins first place in two events at Region 6 ASCE Student Symposium in Amarillo, TX

Dr. Brendy Rincon Troconis receiving the AMPP Award
April 12, 2023

Brendy Rincon Troconis receives AMPP Award

Dr. Brendy Rincon Troconis was recognized by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) with the Early Career Excellence Award

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April 7, 2023

UTSA hosts Neuromorphic Computing conference, focused on building computers inspired by the human brain

UTSA will host the 10th annual NICE 2023 meeting of researchers in the neuromorphic computing field.

A roadway with vehicles symbolizing the Future of Transport Infrastructure is built at UTSA
April 5, 2023

UTSA professor advances study to enhance transportation infrastructure

Professor Samer Dessouky is part of a team that has been awarded a five-year contract totaling $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop transformative technologies in road infrastructure

Chris Combs works with students in the Hypersonics Lab.
March 20, 2023

UTSA researcher Chris Combs explores new frontiers in state-of-the-art hypersonics lab

Dr. Chris Combs is currently leading a research group in his own Hypersonics Lab in the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College), which explores high-speed aerodynamic and compressible flow phenomena using cutting-edge optical diagnostic experimental techniques, image processing, and data analysis.

Guenevere Chen
March 20, 2023

Uncovering the unheard: Researchers reveal inaudible remote cyber-attacks on voice assistant devices

Guenevere Chen, an associate professor in the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently published a paper on USENIX Security 2023 that demonstrates a novel inaudible voice trojan attack to exploit vulnerabilities of smart device microphones and voice assistants

Rena Bizios, AIChe Rousseau Awardee
February 3, 2023

Rena Bizios awarded AIChE Lifetime Achievement

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers recognize Rena Bizios for lifetime achievement

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January 2, 2023

Biomedical engineering scholar dedicates her life to improving the lives of others

Biomedical engineering student Alanah Penn has dreamt of improving the quality of life for others through medicine since she was in elementary school. Although she originally wanted to be a cardiovascular surgeon, she realized that she could actually build the equipment surgeons use and indirectly reach even more people.

UTSA Faculty Cohort of 2023
August 9, 2022

Exceptional new faculty begin their bold journey at UTSA

DESTINATION UTSA | Conversations with the nation’s most competitive students and faculty, and why they chose UTSA

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