Become the STEM Hero of Tomorrow!

Recently The University of Texas at El Paso MAES/SHPE Chapter hosted the annual Science and Engineering Extravaganza in which elementary and middle school students learned about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In addition, the event intends to expand their educational opportunities and assist students in becoming college eligible through a variety of developmental activities.  The kids were welcomed by Iron Man and Captain America, as well as other characters from The Avengers, to different STEM-related workshops organized and presented by difference engineering organizations throughout the UTEP College of Engineering to spark their interest in science and engineering at an early stage in their lives.

This year’s event hosted more than 580 students that were surprised with the event theme “The Avengers”. All of the workshops were related to one of the movie’s character to make interesting and at the same time FUN! Since the beginning, kids were delighted with an exciting and energetic kick off. MAES members dressed up as Avengers, giving a unique touch to the event. Students throughout the day enthusiastically participated and asked questions to enrich their STEM interest and knowledge in different fields, but at the same time visualize their opportunities as engineers and scientists to change the world.

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Prestigious engineering company, Lockheed Martin, also contributed to our efforts of making this day possible, hosting an Aviation and Propulsion Workshop.  “Our aim is to stimulate interest and increase enthusiasm among young students to pursue a degree in a field of engineering and science. For most of the participating students this is their first opportunity to spend time at the University and meet college students, faculty and STEM professionals,” said Michael Acosta, President of the MAES National Organization.

There are a variety of opportunities to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.

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