News 2012

UTEP Advisory Committee

The UTEP Advisory Committee met on 10/19/2012 to discuss the curriculum and industry needs. Members of industry and faculty met to discuss the emerging challenges UTEP IMSE students may face during their developmental time as students as well as preparedness to join the work force.

Fostering strong relationships with current supporting companies in both the private and public sectors was among the top topics to ensure students graduate as quality and competent engineers.

NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium

A new UTEP Miners Team, composed of IMSE undergraduate students, will be participating in the Fall 2012 TSGC competition hosted by NASA. The team is advised by Dr. Humboldt Mandell, Dr.Eric Smith, and Dr. Ricardo Pineda. The team will be involved in developing a Martian Village to fully sustain human life on the planet where they will be applying Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering concepts.

MAES Symposium 2012-Las Vegas

Systems Engineering graduate students (Astrid Barajas, Mathew Hernandez, Amanda Posadas, Hoong Yan See Tao) attended the National MAES Conference for Latinos in STEM to honor achievement and enable career access and advancement.

Mathew Hernandez was the recipient of one of the many scholarships given out during the event. The conference, hosted by America’s Navy, allowed for the blending of experience from industry and up-and-coming leaders in STEM.

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