Interested in getting more involved on campus and enhancing your engineering and design education? Join any one (or more!) of the college's student-run organizations! These give students the chance to participate in activities that develop their intellectual, leadership, and professional abilities.

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Engineers Without Borders - Guatemala

Currently, EWB-UTSA is undertaking a major water distribution system project in La Esperanza, Guatemala. The community has access to electricity and includes over 200 people, 29 of which are school children. The municipality (San Martín Jilotepeque) will be drilling a well from which EWB will source the water. EWB will also install household taps for access to all families of the community. This project is estimated to be completed by the end of 2025.

“My time with EWB has allowed me to see firsthand the needs of the developing world and as engineers, it is our responsibility to serve the global community.”
Steven Byers, civil engineering senior

Klesse College Student Organizations

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Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Ambassadors.

UTSA Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Ambassadors act as student hosts at campus events, university events, and mentor students at local high schools. The Klesse Ambassador Program is a leadership program and includes opportunities to represent Klesse College and access to professional and leadership development. To be a Klesse Ambassador, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and participate in 65 hours of service activities throughout the fall and spring semesters. 

Student Competitions

Many of our student organizations compete in state and national competitions.

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The Robosub international competition requires the design and construction of a fully autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The Aquabot team of Advance Robotics(AR-UTSA) is an active competitor and will be designing a feature-rich AUV to complete highly challenging and complex underwater tasks. An example of a prior competition was navigating and playing some games of a simulated underwater casino system to accumulate points. The project will require the Aquabot's team to have developed proficient skills in communication, mechanical design, computer science, and computer/electrical engineering.

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The NASA Student Launch Competition is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. It strives to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. Advanced Robotics(AR) and Aeronautical/Rocket Club(ARC) at UTSA to collaborate in this national competition.

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The ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) provides students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learn in the classroom, along with important team and project management skills they will need in their careers. The event challenges the students' knowledge, creativity, and stamina while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material.


Students working on the steel bridge competition

This inter-collegiate challenge requires civil engineering students to design and fabricate a steel bridge. ASCE-UTSA has been an active participant in the steel bridge competition since 1989. In the 20 years, UTSA has participated, we have brought home four 1st place trophies for overall performance as well as numerous category awards.

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Formula SAE is an international collegiate design competition that challenges students to con­ceive, design, fabricate and race a small formula-style race car. Over 250 teams from around the world compete in at least one of the eight com­petitions which are held in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Australia, and Japan. There are very few restrictions on the design of the car, allowing students to express their knowledge, creativity, and imagination. The cars are judged in both static and dynamic events, which evaluate them in categories such as handling, performance, braking, endurance, manufacturability, design decision-making process, cost, and market strategy. In addition to competing in a world-class competition, dedi­cated young engineers gain valuable experience on the most relevant, team-oriented engineer­ing project available to students. UTSA’s interdisciplinary team includes mechanical engineers, graphic design artists, and MBAs.

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