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.
Get connected to our student orgs and other services the SSC offers!
To learn more about what the below Student Orgs offers, click on them!
COE Student Organizations
CACP Student Organizations
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.
In the past few 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.