College of Engineering Student Support

The College of Engineering is here to support our students as we transition to online classes. Please reach out to us with any questions or needs.

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  • (Before getting into these questions I would suggest letting the professor know your situation as well as where you are in his/her class. Also give gratitude towards their efforts in the classroom. I would also suggest bringing in problems that you are struggling with, to compliment your questions.)
  • What can I do to bring my grade up in this short time?
  • Is there extra credit?
  • Could you give me an extension on certain H.W's?
  • Will you drop a test?
  • Can you curve a test?
  • Is it possible for me to pass your class before the school year is over?
  • Will you give extra credit for the course evaluation?
  • SolidWorks
  •  Python
  • Arduino
  • Cloud Computing
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Check or ask your adviser if you can get any prerequisite classes done in the summer, so you
    can enroll in some of your core classes in the fall.
  • General Chemistry exams will now be given on Fridays. so, if you see an error message while
    registering for the class it may be because you do not have the Friday section for the class.
  • Make sure you head over to the financial aid office or the adviser’s office to see if you have any
    financial hold
  • Check if you have any general holds with the adviser. You can also call as well to see if you
    have any holds on your account.
  • Have a plan B for some of the classes you want to take in the fall and check with your adviser
    to see if your plan B will still keep you on track and not slow you down.
  • You can also check degree works through ASAP to see classes you will take
  • Ask questions whenever you are confused no matter how simple they may sound.
  • Read the text book the night before on the lecture that will be taught tomorrow
  • Study or look at your notes 30 mins right after class
  • Go to the professors office hours
  • Go to the TA's office hours
  • Speak to the professor about your situation if you are falling behind.
  • Ask for extra credit opportunities
  • Start a study group or get with one
  • Ask for an extension on missed H.W
  • Create a daily checklist the night before
  • Find some type of accountability system that works for you, where you will get the work done.
  • https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/
  • https://onestop.utsa.edu/scholarships/hub/

FAQ

General Questions

  • Career services: resume reviews, mock interviews, internships, and networking
  • UG Research: undergraduate research applications are sent out each semester, and undergraduate students can work on various projects with a faculty mentor
  • Student Orgs: we help organize events and provide support to engineering student organizations
  • Recruitment: provide tours and information for prospective students
  • Engineering Ambassador program
  • Leadership Academy program

The Student Success Center helps students with professional development, career planning, and engineering related events and organizations. Advisors assist with degree planning, navigating  academic resources, and academic progress. The Advising Center is currently supporting students virtually and can be reached at (210) 458-5525 or EngineeringAdvising@utsa.edu

For more information on advising, please visit: https://www.utsa.edu/advising/index.html.

Please contact us or come into the Student Success Center to reserve space for student organization meetings or guest speakers, tabling, or other similar purposes. If you need to borrow tables & chairs or tablecloths, please ask for assistance at the Student Success Center

COE SSC spaces:

  • Student org room (EB 2.04.12)
  • Programming room A (EB 2.04.26A)
  • Programming room B (EB 2.04.25B)
  • EB 2nd floor Hallway

You can view the College of Engineering Student Success Center’s website here: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/

Student Success Center E-mail: coe.studentsuccess@utsa.edu

Undergrad Research

An email will be sent out at the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) with the application form and instructions. Fill out the application and have your Faculty Mentor complete their portion of the form, complete with signatures.

Deadlines for each semester are included in the email sent out to undergraduate engineering students.

A $1000 stipend is awarded to students accepted into the COE undergraduate research program, paid in two payments of $500 during the semester. Stipend requests are processed through the Business Service Center, then forwarded to the Stipends office. Stipends are scheduled to be paid at the beginning of October and December for Fall, and at the beginning of March and May for Spring. 

Faculty mentors are assigned, and can be looked up in Degreeworks. You can do your undergraduate research with any professor, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your assigned Faculty Mentor. Faculty members will assign you a project to work on based on your major & area of interest. Engineering faculty for each department can be found at: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ (look under Department, then Faculty & Staff).

Student Organizations

You can look up student organizations in RowdyLink by searcher and then request to join: https://rowdylink.utsa.edu/organizations

Student organizations and contact information is also listed here: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/student-orgs/

For more information on student organizations, please contact Keri Axelrod: keri.axelrod@utsa.edu or 210-458-5195.

You can choose an organization or multiple organizations based on your major, interests, and what you want to do with your engineering career. For example, a mechanical engineering major could choose IEEE if they’re interested in robotics, or ASME, or any others that relate to their area.

The College of Engineering Ambassador Program is a leadership program for undergraduate engineering students. Students assist with on-campus events, recruitment, and robotics programs at nearby schools. Students must apply, interview and be accepted into the program, have a 3.0 GPA, and complete required service hours. For their time, students receive a stipend each semester.  

For more information on the Ambassador Program, please contact Jennifer McDaniel at Jennifer.McDaniel@utsa.edu or 210-458-6498, or Elizabeth Gasper at Elizabeth.Gasper@utsa.edu 

 

First year engineering students are invited to participate in the Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a 4-year program designed for students to gain valuable leadership and professional skills needed to be successful in their future careers. For more information, visit: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/professional-development/ 

Internships

There are multiple opportunities for internships, and postings are emailed out regularly. Various engineering companies recruit UTSA students.

For more information on internships, please contact Ruben Mercado at Ruben.Mercado@utsa.edu or 210-458-6882. or visit: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/internship-and-co-ops/ 

Yes, talk with your Advisor and fill out the appropriate form. 

https://www.utsa.edu/advising/advisor/engineering.html

Career & Professional Development

WIN Wednesday (Work, Intern, Network) is a series of workshops and seminars for engineering students. Through the WIN series, engineering students can build their soft and technical skills, and connect with industry professionals. It is open to all engineering students and includes free lunch! For more information, visit: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/professional-development/

The COE Student Success Center provides resume reviews for engineering students. You can ask for assistance with your resume and get tips for improving it and including engineering related experience and activities. We also offer mock interviews and advice on cover letters. You can make an appointment or ask for Ruben Mercado when you come in.

Our resume drop-ins are on Tuesdays at 2 - 4 pm in the Student Org Room (EB 2.04.12), provided by Jeff Patten with the Career Center. You can also get assistance from Career Center: https://careercenter.utsa.edu/

Events

Events are typically posted by the COE SSC or the student orgs in RowdyLink: https://utsa.campuslabs.com/engage/events

Upcoming events are also sent out by the College of Engineering in weekly emails

The COE SSC website has a list of events here:  http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/calendar/

Events can be created in RowdyLink. You can also contact Keri Axelrod for assistance with your event. 

You are welcome to come to the COE SSC office to ask about upcoming events, or to request assistance with planning an event. We typically send out event information via email and by posting flyers in the engineering buildings (BSE, EB, and AET).

Academics

The College of Engineering has two tutoring centers housed in the Engineering Building. Tutoring sessions are offered Monday-Friday in a variety of courses and no appointment is necessary. Currently, our tutoring center is offering remote learning. For more information visit: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/tutoring/ 

For information regarding the pass/fail option for Spring 2020, please visit: http://www.utsa.edu/coronavirus/faq/pass-fail-faq.html

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