A group of 29 girls from Clint High School attended the ExciTES Summer Institute at UTEP under a grant from Workforce Solutions and the Women In eNgineering (WIN) Program at UTEP.
The girls were introduced to a variety of engineering fields including electrical engineering, materials engineering, civil engineering and computer science through inquiry-based/team-oriented projects. They conducted experiments in UTEP Engineering laboratories and facilities working side-by-side with UTEP engineering faculty and students.
ExciTES encourages students to use their knowledge, imagination, and creativity and apply it to traditional math and science problems. All the activities during the week were structured into a team environment to engage in hands-on and thematic modules.
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.
The Women In eNgineering (WIN) Program at The University of Texas at El Paso, coordinates activities and groups that encourage, enlighten, and empower (E3) women in engineering. Specifically, the WIN E3 Program develops initiatives designed to increase the number of women in engineering majors and careers with activities to inspire and empower women to unleash their creativity in the pursuit of innovation through engineering.
Author: Clint ISD