- Monday, October 31st, 10:30 am to 12:45 pm
- Buses depart from Omni
Dean Perry (College of Science) and Dean Browning (College of Engineering) will be present to welcome two sets of tours at the UTSA Main Campus. Each lab visit will be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions and 10 minutes in between for travel time.
This tour features a technology set:
10:45 a.m.: Hariharan Krishnaswami – Dr. Krishnaswami’s tour will take visitors to the roof of UTSA’s University Center, where the Texas Sustainable Research Institute at UTSA, the UTSA College of Engineering, Southwest Research Institute and VI Design Group have collaborated to create a new wealth of solar energy resources to a top-tier university. Visitors will see how students study solar power, irradiance and variability as well as how engineering faculty are bringing solar power to a new generation.
11:25 a.m.: Pranav Bhounsule – The Bhounsule lab tour will demonstrate various robotic creations in the UTSA Department of Mechanical Engineering, including a modular leg for locomotion research, a rimless wheel-based legged robot, a miniature humanoid robot as well as other innovative robots created by Dr. Bhounsule and his graduate students.
12:05 p.m.: VizLab – The UTSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory (VizLab), managed by the Center for Simulation, Visualization, and Real Time Prediction, allows researchers from all disciplines of art, science and engineering to conduct simulation and visualization research to better understand complex phenomena and translate data into images on large-scale and high resolution visualization walls or other display devices. The laboratory supports UTSA's mission of teaching, research and community engagement and contributes to UTSA's goal to recruit the world's top computational researchers.