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University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering Fall 2016 Technology Symposium

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On Tuesday, November 29th, members of the IEEE Central Texas Section Joint SMC-AES Chapter participated in the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering Fall 2016 Technology Symposium.  This event showcased senior engineering design projects in a public venue for UTSA students, their parents, local industry, government and the general public.  Chapter vice chair, Nils Smith, served as a judge for the event and AESS undergraduate student representative, Garrett Hall, assisted Nils in selecting one design team for special recognition as best representing the Chapter’s technical fields-of-interest.  They selected the “Smart Roads” team for their project utilizing ultrasonic distance sensor modules to detect moving objects and communicating with a master module to provide feedback to passersby.  The attached photo of the was taken during the awards ceremony.


Pictured in the photo is the  “Smart Roads” team: from left to right are UTSA mascot Rowdy Roadrunner; UTSA students Aragon Scherpereel, Travis Persyn, and David Molina; UTSA College of Engineering Dean JoAnn Browning; and Chapter vice chair Nils Smith.

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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