Student Orgs

Interested in getting more involved on campus and enhancing your engineering 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.

Engineers without Borders


The EWB-UTSA chapter was established in 2007 and has student members from multiple disciplines including mechanical and civil engineering, finance and geology.

“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,” says Steven Byers, civil engineering senior.

For the past three years, EWB has been traveling to Peru to work on a water delivery system in the village of Viña Vieja.



Many of our student organizations compete in state and national competitions.  Click below on the competition that interests you!

Concrete Canoe Competition

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.

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.

SAE Formula One Competition

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 artist, and MBAs.