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UTEP VP of Research Named Among Most Important Hispanics

Roberto Osegueda
Roberto Osegueda
Roberto Osegueda, Ph.D., vice president for research and sponsored projects and professor of civil engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, has been named to the Most Important Hispanics in Technology, Government and Business list for 2010 by Hispanic Engineer magazine. He is listed among 53 individuals in the U.S. in the areas of industry, government, science and education, and is one of only four listed in the area of education.

“Dr. Osegueda has made a huge impact at UTEP over the last five years in his role as VP of Research,” said Richard Schoephoerster, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering. “Our research programs have grown dramatically in that time, and it is due in no small measure to Roberto’s ability to get us the resources we need to attract high quality faculty, and the infrastructure our faculty need to perform high quality, high impact research. There are few people in the country who can make claim to the same kind of impact in their institutions.”

Osegueda joined the UTEP faculty in 1987. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering 1981, a Master of Science in civil engineering in 1983 and a Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1987, all from Texas A&M University.

“I feel greatly honored for the recognition,” Osegueda said. “I am greatly indebted to the University for the opportunity I have been given to contribute to UTEP’s mission and growth.”

Originally posted on News @ UTEP.