Service Learning - Ninjaneers
Service Learning Program
Service and service-learning activities instill the spirit of the engineering profession that includes ethical standards and service to humanity. In participating in these type of activities most people do not see the hard work that is put in. Efforts of our engineering students seems to be ninja like, thus the term ninjaneer is how our program is branded.
How To Volunteer
There are several ways you can volunteer to support the larger efforts of the College of Engineering. To volunteer, needs almost no preparation but we do have opportunities that require training to bring your skill set to an expert level. The following are the areas you can share your time or expertise:
Tour Guide / Speaker:
An easy way to volunteer is to support the College's Outreach Programs under the direction of the Engineering Ambassadors. If you love to speak or want to improve your public speaking, we encourage you to serve as a Tour Guide where you will lead 8th thru 12th graders through the College of Engineering's research centers, laboratories and facilities. Tour guides are always in high demand during the College's annual E-Week @ UTEP event held in February. You can also visit local K-12 schools to participate in their Career Days. In either case, a 30-minute orientation will be required prior to speaking on behalf of the College of Engineering.
We also have an opportunity to grow your career knowledge and technical skills by becoming a Module Master. Module Masters will be required to train to reach levels of competency in various areas and engineering disciplines. For example, the IEEE will train students to become experts in the LEGO MINDSTORM® kits and in turn the volunteers will be able to support teams participating in the local UTEP/US FIRST competitions. The amount of training time required will vary dependent on your prior knowledge and experience.
This is another opportunity to work with K-12 students to serve as mentors for their capstone courses and/or for their robotics teams.
We also have an opportunity for members of student organizations to support volunteer efforts and at the same time compete with other organizations for the ultimate prize…the Dean's Cup! Top organization winners of this competition are eligible to win monetary prizes.
Engineering students are welcome to become volunteer tutors and help students in various math, science, and engineering subjects.
Click here to register to volunteer.