On November 15, 2013 Dr. Ron Wagler, Assistant Professor of Science Education, was awarded the "2013 Most Valuable Person Award" by the El Paso Water Utilities TecH20 Water Resources Learning Center. Dr. Wagler was given this award for his arthropod and environmental education outreach to the El Paso community over the last three years. His efforts have included participation in summer camps for kids and his annual living arthropod event that draws over 230 people to learn about, view and hold living arthropods.
The University of Texas at El Paso Graduate School and the PUENTES program will host the third annual Graduate Research Expo.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7
Where: Union Building East
Graduate students from all disciplines across campus will present their original research. Faculty judges and mentors will offer valuable feedback to each presenter, and students will practice their presentation skills, in addition to experiencing the environment of a typical academic conference.
Ricardo C. Ainslie talks about, "Lessons from Juárez and the Future of Mexico's Drug War," during UTEP's first Centennial Lecture of the fall semester on Oct. 22. Maria Talamantes, a Ph.D. student in the Teaching, Learning and Culture program in the College of Education, said Ainslie's presentation hit on several important points about how the community needs to work together to bring about positive change.
A pioneering UTEP-led study will investigate how collaborations between University STEM faculty and high school students could lead to more of them becoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors – and professionals.
Robert Trussell has been appointed associate dean in the College of Education.
Trussell, Ph.D., associate professor of special education, has worked in higher education for four years preparing the next generation of professional teachers and educators, and was a member of the second cohort of UTEP's Leadership Development Institute in 2011-12.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have awarded UTEP faculty grants totaling more than $2 million to help strengthen minority interest, participation and education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related fields.