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At first glance, you can’t help but notice the impressive display of achievements Dr. Skateboard has collected throughout his career.

Bill Robertson, also known as Dr. Skateboard, has been a skateboarding performer for more than 35 years and is currently an associate provost and associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, with expertise in science education, curriculum development and technology integration.

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The athletic feats of BMX racers and skateboarders educated and entertained students at Montwood High School last month as part of new “Skatepark Mathematics Extravaganza” led by UTEP’s Bill “Dr. Skateboard” Robertson. Photo courtesy of Bill Robertson.

Robertson, Ph.D., associate provost for academic technologies and an award-winning skateboarder, has promoted math and science among middle school students for years through his Action Science series of books, DVDs, demonstrations and classroom-based activities. He believes it will be easier for students to learn and retain information if they enjoy the academic process and understand science’s role in their lives.

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Claudia Saldaña Corral, left, and Diana Pineda, doctoral students in UTEP’s Teaching, Learning and Culture program, presented their research findings about the use of art in educating students with disabilities. Saldaña conducted her research at the Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center, 1101 E. Schuster Ave. Photo by Daniel Perez / UTEP News Service

A vibrant graphic arts lecturer, Claudia Saldaña Corral reveled in cultivating creativity within her students at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, but her decision to volunteer at a nearby community center brought her in contact with a special group that altered her career path.

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Dr. Elena Izquierdo is faculty at the University of the Texas at El Paso in Teacher Education (UTEP), and the Program Area Chair for Bilingual/Biliteracy at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Dr. Izquierdo is the previous Chair of the Teacher Education Department and an Associate Professor in the College of Education, and the principal investigator of a National Professional Development grant, Project LEAD that focuses on transforming schooling for EL educational success. 

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Five Miners – a professional engineer, a special education advocate, a political scientist, a statistician and an English man – have joined the most prestigious club created by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

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