Although our winter commencement ceremonies have been postponed, the College of Engineering would like to congratulate our graduates and their families for their achievements. We are proud of our students and would like to share these victorious moments with you.

Until an in-person commencement ceremony can be held for the Class of 2020, please enjoy and share these videos with your graduating seniors, we have included special messages from Dean of Engineering, Dr. Patricia A. Nava and department chairs. 
Matthew Vechione, a doctoral Civil Engineering Alumnus, can be described as diligent, dedicated, and driven. Vechione credits his success to the College of Engineering's various opportunities, which have led him to become an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler).
November was National Diabetes Month, a time when the nation comes together to shed light on one of the leading causes of death and disability among U.S. citizens. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is joining the fight against the disease through innovative research made possible through a recent $1.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance understanding of a critical diabetic heart condition.
Two students at The University of Texas at El Paso have been named the institution's first-ever Hawkins Scholars and were awarded $10,000 each.

Molina is a junior computer science major and English and American literature minor from El Paso. After she graduates, Molina will pursue a master’s in software engineering while continuing to study literature. She is engaged in undergraduate research in computer science and held software engineering internships at Uber the past two summers. Molina is the chief marketing officer of UTEP's chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, where she previously served as the chair of marketing and communications.
College of Engineering graduates, Mayra Reyna and Angelica Torres, reflect back on their undergraduate college journey as Asphalt Road-eo winners and TXAPA scholars. In 2018 the Civil Engineering duo’s asphalt slab construction and presentation earned them $1,000 toward their tuition. Two years later, Reyna is now a transportation engineer at AECOM in its El Paso office. Torres is working toward her master’s degree in construction management, while serving as Hot Mix Asphalt Performance Assistant at Paso del Norte Materials, Inc. Reyna and Torres advice students to believe in their work and approach any situation with a positive attitude. 
Faculty members from The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Mechanical Engineering are expanding energy-related initiatives to position the University as a leader in renewable and clean energy technology research to advance opportunities for students and positively impact climate sustainability on a global scale.