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SEMAA The University of Texas at El Paso

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The University of Texas at El Paso

Established as the Texas State School of Mines in 1914, the University of Texas at El Paso has become the only research-intensive university that serves a Hispanic-majority student population (Carnegie Classification of Higher Education Institutions). Now serving a student body in excess of 22,000, UTEP is focused on increasing access to future students, advancing the capacity of higher education programs for current students, and becoming a national model in educating the next generation work force. At UTEP, we're proud to have a NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy that touts the opportunities and excitement that science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, offer. We will provide this service to K-12 with age-appropriate lessons that are enriched with science and engineering concepts.

The Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy, or SEMAA, is a nationally renowned and progressive education leading project. It was founded to inspire, engage and educate students, parents and communities. The UTEP SEMAA uses NASA-provided curriculum enhancement activities in schools and through camp sessions at UTEP to stimulate conceptual learning that builds mathematics and science proficiency. To complement the lower-grade activities, a NASA-provided Aerospace Education Laboratory is available for microgravity, flight simulation, and remote-sensing activities using an electronically enhanced, computerized classroom.

UTEP and NASA believe in fostering learning and support systems beyond the K-12 classroom. UTEP SEMAA has a Family Café for skill development, talks on modern concerns, and education support. The SEMAA is teamed with a NASA University Research Center, the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research, which shows the opportunity that exists from K-12 through higher education and the result of advanced research of topics similar to those of the SEMAA and the Aerospace Education Lab. Offering community talks and tours, school visits, science fairs, and trips to NASA that complement the educating sessions of SEMAA, we are here to build a better tomorrow through an exciting today.

Calendar of Events

Session Dates
Session 1: June 10 – 14, 2013
Session 2: June 17 – 21, 2013
Session 3: June 24 – 28, 2013
Session 4: July 8 – 12, July 15 – 17, 2013
Parkland SEMAA
Session: June 10 – 14, 2013
Session: July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013
Session: June 17 – 20, 2013
Session: June 24 – 27, 2013
CFF SEMAA
Aug. 1 – 6, 2013
Aug. 8 – 13, 2013
EPISD SEMAA
July 15 –19, 2013
July 22 – 26, 2013
July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013
Aug. 1 – 6, 2013
PSI
July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013
August 2 – 13, 2013

Contact Information

Director
Nathanael Robinson, P.E.
500 W. University, M-305
El Paso, Texas 79968
Phone: 915-747-7398
E-mail: nvrobinson@utep.edu
Grade Levels: K-12

Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: NASA Administrator