UTEP’s College of Engineering Receives High-Five Award for Student Outreach Efforts
CHYANNE SMITH | May 14, 2015
On May 6, Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) hosted a luncheon to honor four outstanding Partners In Education, including The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering. With more than 250 Partners in Education, the outstanding Partner in Education designation is bestowed upon less than two percent of participants.
The College of Engineering received the High-Five Award for its significant contribution to student outreach.
UTEP's College of Engineering provides K-12 outreach through the Engineering Ambassador Program. The mission of the Ambassador Program is to develop and nourish relationships with local area schools and teachers. Endowed by Huitt-Zolars, a professional service firm, the program connects schools with available resourcecs to provide a better understanding of engineering.
"Receiving this award is an honor," said Gabby Gandara, director of engineering student services, "It recognizes the importance of our University being engaged with our community, and validates the hard work of our Engineering Ambassadors and collaborating faculty."
About UTEP's College of Engineering: The College of Engineering is a national leader in engineering education. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is the second oldest academic institution of The University of Texas System. Washington Monthly magazine ranked UTEP among the Top 10 of all universities in the nation for the second year and #1 in social mobility for a third consecutive year in its 2014 annual College Guide and Rankings. The magazine's rankings were based on a combination of social mobility, research production, commitment to service and cost-effectiveness of degree completion. For more information visit engineering.utep.edu .