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Texas GEAR UP in Action: Science and Engineering Extravaganza


TXGU Grant: UTEP Solutions for Optimal Readiness (SOAR)

Big Picture: Our GEAR UP friends out in El Paso are up to some pretty amazing things. What once began as an event for a handful of students has exploded into an engineering and science extravaganza that takes STEM development into the next stratosphere. By partnering with the local chapter of Mexican American Engineering & Sciences and the UTEP Department of Engineering, TXGU students from near and far are able to spend hands-on time learning rocket science, physics, computer engineering, robotics programing, and everything in between. Of course, the most important lesson these kids learn is what's possible for their future. (Spoiler: just about anything.) And what makes the program even more extra special? It was actually led by a recent TXGU alum!

Sample Tools: The SOAR team shared a couple resources that can provide some extra insight into planning and promoting a similar program for your TXGU students.

Science Extravaganza Materials