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Area K-12 Students Invited to Session with STEM Industry Experts

Last Updated on April 09, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Originally published April 09, 2018

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

What: STEM career session for K-12 students at UTEP’s Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium
When: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14
Where: Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway

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Students from the region are invited to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by attending a free, educational session.

The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Engineering invites students from the region to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by attending a free, educational session. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering will offer the information session as part of its annual Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS).

The symposium provides a formal setting for interaction among academic, government and industrial professionals.

The symposium provides career-building opportunities for UTEP students in a professional conference setting, connecting them with researchers, scholars and professionals in industries related to aerospace and defense, energy, unmanned aerial vehicles and additive manufacturing.

Participants include: Nick Gonzales, THAAD chief engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Larry Loh, Ph.D., director, engineering technology and advanced manufacturing, Lockheed Martin Space; Mariana Chaidez, Ph.D., research associate, UTEP NASA Miro Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research (cSETR); and Justin Vanhoose, Ph.D., research associate, cSETR.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for K-12 students from throughout El Paso to hear from industry leaders in STEM fields,” said Ahsan Choudhuri, Ph.D., professor and cSETR director. “We are always looking to strengthen our outreach efforts with the region’s K-12 community. We invite students who are in STEM or thinking about joining STEM programs to hear from professionals that started out just like them. We want to inspire our future engineers and scientists.”