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!

Robosub International Competition

The Robosub international competition  requires  the  design  and  construction  of  a  fully autonomous  underwater  vehicle  (AUV). The Aquabot team of Advance Robotics(AR-UTSA) is an active competitor and will be designing a feature rich AUV to complete  highly challenging  and  complex  underwater  tasks.  An example of a prior competition was navigating and playing some games of  a  simulated  underwater  casino  system  to  accumulate  points.  The project  will  require  for  the  Aquabot's team to have developed proficient skills in communication, mechanical  design, computer  science,  and  computer/electrical engineering.

NASA Student Launch Competition

The NASA Student Launch Competition is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. It strives to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. Advanced Robotics(AR)  and Aeronautical/Rocket Club(ARC) at UTSA to collaborate in this national competition

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.

Fall 2019 Photo Challenge

What we look for in your submission:

In selecting a monthly winner, a panel of COE staff look for photos that reflect the college experience, celebrate campus life, highlight College of Engineering and provide insight into your organization. 

Submission requirements:

  • This contest is open to all COE undergraduate students actively involved in a registered COE student organization and/or the COE ambassador program.
  • Students may submit one image per month. The deadline to submit photos is the last Friday of the month.
  • All photos need to be submitted through the online submission form. If any information is missing on the form, your submission will be disqualified.
  • Group photo submissions are encouraged. If a group photo is selected as the winning monthly photo, the student who submitted the photo will be awarded the prize.
  • No duplicate photos will be accepted. If duplicate photos are submitted, the first submission is the only one considered for that month.
  • If your photo contains individuals who are not current UTSA students, you will need to have a photo release form completed by each individual in the photo.
  • By submitting and participating in the photo challenge, you agree to allow COE to use your photo in publicity materials not limited to the COE website, social media and other printed materials.

August/September Theme: Snap a selfie or group picture with something that says UTSA College of Engineering.

Submit your photo here: