Engineering Week Descends on UTEP
CERRISSA CUELLAR | February 25, 2008
cockpit of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Company’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
simulator to test her jet-flying skills.
Soto received her doctoral degree in
engineering from UTEP in May 2007 and
currently works for Lockheed Martin’s
Aerospace Research & Development
UTEP students jumped into the cockpits of various fighter jet simulators to hone their dogfighting skills while learning about engineering education and careers at UTEP’s annual Engineering Week, or E-Week.
Since its beginning, E-Week has grown from a simple community open house to a week of events on campus, including a job fair with more than 80 employers.
E-Week not only reaches out to the university community, it is also used as an opportunity to introduce and encourage high school students to learn about science and technology fields that the nationally ranked school of engineering has to offer. This year alone, over 400 local high school students participated in various activities sponsored by the national engineering week.