College of Engineering

Tech Symposium

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8:30 am - 4:30 pm

UTSA University Center
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX
United States


The UTSA College of Engineering invites you to the Tech Symposium showcasing innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines. The symposium will not only include work in engineering, but also advances achieved in business and science. The event will include the What’s your Big Rowdy Idea? Business Model Competition, which is produced by the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE).

The Tech Symposium will be held in the UTSA HEB UC Ballroom on UTSA Main Campus. Free Special Event Parking for guests of the Tech Symposium is located in the Ximenes Ave. Garage. A Parking Attendant will be stationed at the entrance to the garage, please pick up a special event swipe card to gain access and exit from the garage.

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Advanced registration is recommended, click here!

Senior Design Projects

The Senior Design Projects are the culmination of the engineering undergraduate studies enabling all engineering students, in their senior year, to apply the knowledge they have accumulated throughout their programs to design, develop, and implement innovative and relevant engineering products. Industry reps are invited to judge the students’ projects. The top three projects in each department will receive a cash award during the awards ceremony.

Poster Projects

Senior Design 1 students will present posters summarizing their projects and where they are in the design process in the UC Galleria.

What’s your Big Rowdy Idea? Business Model Competition

The expressed purpose of the CITE Business Model Competition is to prepare participants to launch scalable entrepreneurial ventures while simultaneously pursuing their degree program or working at UTSA.

Contact Information

General Contact Information: Yvette Martinez at or 210.458.6817

Media Contact: Joanna Carver at 210-458-2087 or

Event Sponsors Boeing and Union Pacific

CITE $100K Student Technology Venture Competition

The CITE $100K Student Technology Venture Competition focuses on student entrepreneurial activities, to give students hands-on experience as early stage entrepreneurs. Teams of senior business and engineering students work throughout the semester to develop a technology demonstrator and business plan to successfully develop a new company.

The symposium will also feature renowned business and engineering leaders from San Antonio and a tour of UTSA’s renowned Vizlab.