During your stay with ExciTES, you will be introduced to a variety of engineering fields including electrical engineering, materials engineering, civil engineering and computer science through inquiry-based/team-oriented projects. You will conduct experiments in UTEP Engineering laboratories and facilities working side-by-side with UTEP engineering faculty and students.

ExciTES encourages students from the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez region to use their knowledge, imagination, and creativity and apply it to traditional math and science problems. All the activities during the week are structured into a team environment where you will engage in hands-on and thematic modules. Rising sixth graders through high schoolers are eligible to attend.

The objectives of ExciTES are to 1) create awareness of the diverse fields of engineering and science and 2) encourage participants to attend college; specifically, UTEP's Colleges of Engineering and Science.

Registration fee of $175 per student per week is being reduced to a rate of $85 per student (except for Session IV) thanks to the support of partners and sponsors. Registration fees will be collected the first day of the session. Do not send payment prior to being accepted. Sessions have limited capacity, so register as soon as possible.

ExciTES Scholarships are available to subsidize the remaining portion of the registration fee!!! Please make sure to complete the Personal Statement within the on-line applicationand submit today!

2014 Robotics Session (3rd – 5th graders; 1-4pm unless otherwise stated; $100 fee)

  • Robotics Session I: June 2-6, 2014
  • Robotics Session II: June 9-13, 2014
  • Robotics Session III: June 30 & July 1, 2014 (2 days; 9:00am-4:00pm)
  • Robotics Session IV: July 28-August 1, 2014

2014 ExciTES Sessions (6th – 8th graders; 9am-4pm; $175 fee)

  • Session I: June 16-20, 2014
  • Session II: June 23-27, 2014
  • Session III: July 7-11, 2014
  • Session IV: July 28--August 1, 2014

2014 Challenge Sessions (9th – 10th graders; 9am-4pm unless otherwise stated; $175 fee)

  • Challenge Session I: June 23-27, 2014
  • Challenge Session II: July 7-11, 2014
  • Challenge Session III: July 14-18 & 21-23, 2014 (8 days; 8:30am-3:30pm; $200 fee)

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