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UTSA students take top prize at engineering competition for unique filament extruder

UTSA students take top prize at engineering competition for unique filament extruder

Written by David

December 2, 2018

Sarah Robinson, along with her team, FilaWorks, won the Fall 2018 Tech Symposium. She poses with UTSA College of Engineering Dean JoAnn Browning. (Nov. 30, 2018) — FilaWorks, one of 40 student-led design teams, won the top prize at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Fall 2018 Tech Symposium. The challenge, sponsored by the UTSA College of Engineering (COE) showcased innovative student projects and research across multiple engineering disciplines, preparing participants to launch scalable entrepreneurial ventures. The event also included winners from Engineering Senior Design Projects and the second annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Big Rowdy Idea Competition. FilaWorks was formed by UTSA students Sarah Robinson, Roberto Orrostieta, Blake Walthall and Jeremy Goldstein. The group created an extruder that turns plastic pellets into various types of filament for 3D printing applications. The team will receive $4,000 in a cash prize. The second prize at […]

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