College of Engineering

Centers & Institutes

Laser research and high tech facilities

As part of providing world-class engineering education and research opportunities to our region’s diverse community, the nation and beyond, The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio currently houses 7 centers and institutes. Please take a look at what the college’s centers have to offer.

Center for Excellence in Engineering Education

The Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (CE3) provides a holistic approach for improving the quality of engineering education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The center strives to improve the preparedness and marketability of the students in the College of Engineering for challenging, and rewarding careers.

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Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems (CAMLS) was founded in 2007 at the University of Texas at San Antonio to address a growing need for a strong interdisciplinary organization that can conduct research and development as well as provide education and training in lean manufacturing and six-sigma, supply chain and logistics engineering, warehouse systems, automation technologies, advanced sensors and robotics.

Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE), an interdisciplinary center in the Colleges of Business and Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), was established in 2006 to create a pipeline for UTSA faculty, students and surrounding business community to develop new technology ventures.

Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real-Time Prediction

SiViRT is a Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST). This program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

Interactive Technology Experience Center

Established in 2007 on a 4-year development plan with a generous donation of $1.5M from the AT&T Foundation, the Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) seeks to motivate young people to pursue careers in engineering by demonstrating advanced technologies and engaging them in interactive activities that build technical skills and foster critical thinking, self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute
The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created to develop citizen leaders for the global community committed to transform the energy future of San Antonio, Texas and the nation. The Institute integrates scientific discovery, engineering innovation and policy deliberations with pragmatic implementation and a commitment to our multicultural traditions to realize the promise of tomorrow’s America as a global energy leader.

Water Institute of Texas
The Water Institute of Texas (WIT) was established to conduct research on the various factors related to water sustainability and their effect on the health and economic development of Texas and the Southern USA The faculty at UTSA has considerable research expertise in the various areas of water related research. The newly formed WIT will provide the focus for their research efforts and generate considerable multi-disciplinary research.