Engineering students are challenged to network through student chapter organizations or other means to achieve their career goals throughout their college careers.
The Engineering BBQ Cook-off tradition serves to fortify the relationships between local engineering firms and students. This annual event presents an excellent opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to network with professional engineers and potential employers in a fun and casual setting. The connections created promote advancement in the engineering field and progress to the community.
The following student chapter organizations are collaborating to host this event and raise funds for various projects and materials:
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's new engineering and technology specialties.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter strives to provide its members with a social and interactive atmosphere. Members can gain valuable learning experiences by competing in projects such as steel bridges and concrete canoes. These competitions allow students to integrate their classroom knowledge into technical applications. The funds raised from this event will assist students in achieving goals set by competing in these events.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Engineers Without Borders helps develop sustainable community-driven programs at an international and domestic level to assist communities in need. EWB is currently implementing a potable water system for a rural community in Viña Vieja, Peru. Students have the opportunity to apply their education and earn experience with project management and logistics. These transformative experiences created by making a difference with less fortunate people make EWB students responsible and globally aware leaders. All efforts and funds collected are geared towards making EWB’s current and future projects a reality.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
The Institute of Transportation Engineers provides opportunities in networking, education, and community service. The UTSA ITE student chapter allows students to attend regional and national conferences, provide training courses for programs such as Microstation and Synchro, and compete in the annual Traffic Bowl competition. This fundraiser will help ITE make all this possible.