Focusing on student entrepreneurial activities, CITE hosts a biannual $100K Student Technology Venture Competition 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 engineering students create a new technology product, and the business students create the business plan for commercialization of the product.
Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash
The Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash challenges students in the College of Engineering to design and build a medieval trebuchet (or catapult) that will launch and destroy a pumpkin. In recent years, winning teams have launched pumpkins up to 700 feet. The event is hosted by The UTSA College of Engineering and the Engineering Student Council.