In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UTEP students, faculty and staff have adjusted to a new normal that includes remote teaching, learning, working and engaging in other ways. In addition, UTEP is lending its expertise and resources to help make a positive impact in the community we serve. The stories below highlight how UTEP is responding to and supporting the community during this crisis.
UTEP, EPCC Biology STEMGrow Program Pushes Ahead Amid Pandemic Obstacles
The STEMGrow Program, a groundbreaking initiative between The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College (EPCC) that has successfully stewarded students between the two institutions, continues to bridge gaps between faculty and students forced to be physically distant this summer by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Texas Breather”: TTUHSC El Paso and UTEP Develop a Low-Cost, 3D-Printed Ventilator for Hospitals
EL PASO, Texas – Nationwide, hospitals are concerned about a possible shortage of ventilators as more Americans require treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease that can cause life-threatening respiratory problems such as pneumonia.
UTEP College of Health Sciences Collaborates on LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Texas Study
As a queer Latinx immigrant, William Campillo Terrazas, a pharmacy student at The University of Texas at El Paso, understands full well the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ+ population during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UTEP Professor Helps Identify How Coronavirus Transmits from Animals to Humans
Chuan Xiao, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso, is contributing his expertise to research on the transmission of the novel coronavirus from animals to humans.
UTEP Study Examines COVID-19 Stress, Coping Strategies, and Well-Being
Active coping, denial, emotional support, humor and religion are among the coping strategies that help people with chronic conditions and disabilities deal with stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently published study written by researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso.
UTEP to Use University Labs for City Coronavirus Testing
A new agreement between The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the City of El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will enable UTEP to help the city Department of Public Health with COVID-19 testing.
UTEP’s Tech Teams’ Diligence Leads to Online Success
As the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent in March, officials at The University of Texas at El Paso quickly strategized how to help thousands of their students to become online learners for the second half of the 2020 spring semester.
UTEP Art Students Participate in Virtual Juried Exhibit
Scores of art students from The University of Texas at El Paso dealt with unusual circumstances to complete their projects for the 2020 Annual Juried UTEP Student Virtual Art Exhibition that will open with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, on the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts Facebook page.
TMAC UTEP Assists Nationwide Effort to Identify Medical Equipment Suppliers to Support COVID-19 Response
The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a manufacturing consulting center based at The University of Texas at El Paso, is leveraging its relationship with a stable of partners to outfit the El Paso community and others with critical supplies, such as medical masks and gowns, needed in the fight against COVID-19.
Virtual Interface Allows UTEP University Career Center to Help Students with Job Searches, Preparation
When it became clear that the spring 2020 semester would deviate from its traditional conclusion, the staff at the University Career Center acted quickly to shift their valuable services to a virtual format after UTEP transitioned to distance learning in March.
UTEP Hosts White Coat Drive-In Ceremony for Clinical Lab Science Graduates
Twenty graduates from The University of Texas at El Paso’s Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program received their white lab coats during a special drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, on the UTEP campus.