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$700,000 NSF Award to Support MS Programs in Systems Engineering and Software Engineering

Photo courtesy of UTEP
Photo courtesy of UTEP

Dr. Steve Roach, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of the Department of Computer Science at UTEP (PI) and Dr. Shamsnaz Virani (Co-PI) have been awarded nearly $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to encourage development of professional master’s degree programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

The 3-year project, titled “ARRA: SMP: Masters of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) and Masters of Science in Software Engineering (MSSwE)” will provide scholarship funds to students entering the graduate programs in Systems Engineering (MSSE) or the Software Engineering track of the Masters of Science in Engineering program.

“The increasing complexity of today's systems requires disciplined and systemic approaches that ensure correct integration among software, hardware and processes,” said Dr. Roach. “The NSF award will help to build both the MSSE and MSSwE programs at UTEP to fill the needs of government agencies and industry.”