Our Success Stories
Members of the UTEP College of Engineering family serve as ambassadors to our region, the nation and the world. Our distinguished alumni are innovators, inventors, leaders, researchers, and solve some of the world’s hardest engineering and computing problems. Their broad impact in educational, government, non-profit and commercial organizations is evident in their lives and reflected in their stories. We thought we would share some of our students’ stories and quotes and give you a preview of how UTEP is leading the nation as a model for creating opportunities, positively impacting our communities, and supporting our goal of access to excellent higher education. Go Miners!
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Class of 2018
Graduate Engineer at Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
"UTEP helped me to not only grow professionally but also personally due to the genuine interest of the professor towards each one of their students. Allowing us to take decisions that eventually led us to a successful career."
Abner Moreno Tarango
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering | M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2018
Offsites and Utilities Engineer at ExxonMobil
"The university fostered a growth mindset by exposing me to study abroad opportunities and research experiences during both undergrad and graduate school."
B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering
Class of 2020
Sustainment Integrator at Lockheed Martin
"My experiences as an orientation leader, advisor, research assistant, and teaching assistant opened up so many networking and professional opportunities for me. I am more than excited to start applying my engineering skills in the workplace, starting this summer as a Sustainment Integrator at Lockheed Martin."
Juan Carlos Muñoz
B.S. in Electrical Engineering | M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 2013 & 2015
Design Release Engineer at General Motors
“Without all the opportunities the College of Engineering gave me, I wouldn’t be working today at a Fortune 500 Company helping to design the next generation of electric vehicles. Attending and graduating from UTEP entirely changed my life and social economic status.”
Cynthia Morales Contreras
B.S. in Computer Science | M.S. in Software Engineering
Class of 2016 & 2018
Systems Security Engineer at Raytheon
“During my time in the College of Engineering, I worked as a peer leader and a teaching assistant. The technical concepts I learned, and the soft skills such as teamwork and leadership that I was able to develop have helped me in my career.”
B.S. in Engineering Leadership | MBA
Class of 2018
Sustainability Specialist at Creosote Collaborative
“I had UTEP EDGE experiences every Summer throughout my time at UTEP. The College of Engineering prepared me by teaching me how to think. I have learned in my career that it is not only what you know, but the approach you take to solve problems. UTEP means opportunity, and the College of Engineering provides numerous opportunities for students that are just incredible.”
B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Class of 2019
Materials Engineer at ExxonMobil
“UTEP is a source of guidance and opportunities. During my time at UTEP I frequently interacted with professors, career advisors, student leaders, attended networking events, volunteered, asked lots of questions, and learned as much as I could. I was able to make the most out of those opportunities!”