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During any of the sessions of the ExciTES Summer Institute, you will be introduced to a variety of engineering fields including those related to the 8 Bachelor of Science degrees offered through the UTEP College of Engineering. Inquiry-based/team-oriented projects and activities will be facilitated by UTEP engineering faculty and students, and conducted in UTEP Engineering laboratories and facilities.During your stay with ExciTES, you will be introduced to a variety of engineering fields including those related

ExciTES encourages rising 3rd graders through 11th graders from the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez region to use their knowledge, imagination, and creativity to 1) become aware of the diverse fields of engineering and science, and 2) be encouraged to attend college, specifically, UTEP's Colleges of Engineering and Science.

Application Process & Fees

Students, along with their parents, can apply online to the ExciTES Summer Institute starting April 15. An exact timeline of the application process is shown on our online application page. Upon acceptance to ExciTES, fees will be collected on the first day of the session. Do not send payment prior to being accepted. Fees for the various sessions are:

  • Robotics Sessions - $110/student/week
  • ExciTES Sessions - $175/student/week
  • Challenge Sessions - $175/student/week

ExciTES Scholarships are available to subsidize the fee. If interested, please encourage the student to complete the 100 word essay within the application explaining 1) why you are interested in ExciTES, 2) what your parent/guardian hopes you will gain after attending ExciTES and 3) what makes you a unique person to work with.

2016 ExciTES Sessions

ExciTES Robotics Sessions (3rd - 5th graders); $110/student/week

  • Robotics Session I: June 6-9; 9am-12pm = 4 days only
  • Robotics Session II: June 6-9; 1pm-4pm = 4 days only
  • Robotics Session III: June 13-17; 9am-12pm
  • Robotics Session IV: June 13-17; 1pm-4pm
  • Robotics Session V: June 20-24; 9am-12pm
  • Robotics Session VI: June 20-24; 1pm-4pm
  • Robotics Session VII: June 27-July 1; 9am-12pm
  • Robotics Session VIII: June 27-July 1; 1pm-4pm
  • Robotics Session IX: July 11-15; 9am-12pm = Camp WIN, girls only
  • Robotics Session X: July 11-15; 1pm-4pm
  • Robotics Session XI: July 18-22; 9am-12pm
  • Robotics Session XII: July 18-22; 1pm-4pm

ExciTES Sessions (6th - 8th graders); $175/student/week

  • ExciTES Session I: June 6-9; 9am-4pm = 4 days only
  • ExciTES Session II: June 13-17; 9am-4pm
  • ExciTES Session III: June 20-24; 9am-4pm = Camp WIN, girls only
  • ExciTES Session IV: June 27-July 1; 9am-4pm
  • ExciTES Session V: July 11-15 & July 18-20; 9:30am-3:30pm
  • ExciTES Session VI: July 25-28; 9am-4pm = 4 days only
  • ExciTES Session VII: August 1-4; 9am-4pm = 4 days only

ExciTES Challenge Sessions (9th - 11th graders); $175/student/week

  • Challenge Session I: June 6-10; 9am-4pm
  • Challenge Session II: July 11-15 & July 18-20; 9:30am-3:30pm

2016 ExciTES Team

Victoria Luna

Bianca Alvarez
Computer Science

Colegio Andes Mazatlan alumni

Dalia, Atiyeh

Dalia Atiyeh
Computer Science

Coronado HS alumni

Marcos Cobos

Marcos Cobos
Electrical Engineering

Horizon HS alumni

Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa Garcia
Mechanical Engineering

Valle Verde ECHS alumni

Victoria Luna

Victoria Luna
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Capt. John L Chapin HS alumni

Michelle Villa

Michelle Villa
Mechanical Engineering

Canutillo HS alumni


ExciTES Team
Classroom Building Room C001
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

Phone: (915) 747-8822

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