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Center for Research in Engineering and Technology Education (CREaTE)


Center for Research in Engineering and Technology Education (CREaTE)



Welcome to CREaTE at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). CREaTE is a national center for research in engineering and technology education.

Inspiring, innovating and influencing STEM education, always looking to support students to succeed in their education, and be ready for the professional environment. CREaTE hosts various programs and grants in order to provide great value to our community, as well as contributing to advance the contribution of learning and practicing the profession of engineering education in our state, and across the nation. Some of these grants and programs are: YES, She Can, STEMGrow, TECH-E, TECH-E Teach, STEMShine, and STEMFuerte.

Explore our website and discover the many resources that CREaTE has to offer.



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Victor M. Garcia


Your Professional Path

Your Professional Path

Join us for an evening of learning and community with award-winning author, speaker, and entrepreneur Valeria Aloe, the first in her family to attend college, work in corporate America, and open her own business. Valeria, who was recently recognized Top 100 Latina in the US (Latino Leaders Magazine), will share with us her ground-breaking research on cultural messages and ways of thinking holding communities of color back from reaching their full potential, as well a 3-step framework to embrace your confidence, power, and authenticity as you step into professional spaces that struggle with ongoing systemic challenges.

Location: IDRB Auditorium 2.204
Date: September 14, 2023


SISD Intra-district Tournament

SISD Intra-district Tournament

The EP Honey Badgers hosted a double elimination Smash tournament for SISD high school eSports clubs.

The event took place at the SISD service center and saw about 40 student participants from Pebble Hills high school and Americas High School.

Thank you to out Cybrarian friends and teachers over at SISD who always strive to meet the needs and interests of their students! We’re always happy and proud to collaborate with them!


Location: SISD service center
Date: May 26, 2023



Kansas City National Security Campus Informational Session

  • CREATE hosted visitors from Kansas City to present information about the Kansas City National Security Campus, an entity managed by Honeywell.  

UTEP alumni who now work at KCNSC came to GAIA Makerspace to talk to students about the careers their company has to offer such as data analysis, IT, engineering, and application development. 

Students also gained insight into what it’s like to live and work out of Kansas City, after coming from a predominantly Mexican-American community such as El Paso, Texas.

We hope to continue providing our students with the valuable pipeline from UTEP to KCNSC in future semesters.


Location: UTEP GAIA Makerspace
Date: May 3, 2023


Mental Health Workshop

Mental Health Workshop 

Our Research Assistant Daniela Guel delivered a Mental Health workshop on  Student Burnout on behalf of CREATE  that was showcased during Borderland Glitch Gaming - Game Jam (Hosted by Bandit Game Studios).

The Borderland Glitch Game Jam was a three-day challenge where participants built a game based on a given prompt. During this weekend, students spent their time learning how to use Unity, the video game engine for developing games, attended a Mental Health Workshop provided by CREATE.


Location:  UTEP GAIA Makerspace
Date: April 14-16, 2023


Upward Bound

Upward Bound Saturday's

ASPIRE, CREATE and The Insights Museum collaborated on the engineering workshop. Upward Bound high school students had fun dismantling an RC Car and converting it to charge wirelessly. 

Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program that provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for post-secondary studies. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education.The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.


Location:  UTEP
Date: March 25, April 22, May 20,2023


RISE Womens Summit

Rise Womens Summit

On March 30th, 2023, members of our CREATE team attended the RISE Women's Summit which celebrated Women's History Month.

The Summit featured an all-women panel who shared their insights on how to access spaces of influence, visibility, and wealth creation. This year's Keynote Speaker was Valeria Aloe - Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Founder of the Rising Together Movement, an unstoppable global movement supporting women of color.


Location:  EPCC
Date: March 30, 2023


Yes She Can Tea Talks

Yes, She Can! Dentistry Tea Talk!

Women in Dentistry Student Organization from Texas Tech and the YES, She Can! Student Organization collaborated in a Tea Talk on March 22nd, 2023. The Tea Talk was to help students learn about dentistry. The YSC Tea Talks are designed to be a safe place for students to discuss and learn about different fields and career pathways. It is a combination of near peer mentoring, and professors or experts who join us to talk about their field of study and their personal experience.


Location: Union Room Acacia 102A
Date: March 22, 2023


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910 W University
El Paso, Texas 79902
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