Finding the best way to address STEM initiatives may seem like rocket science—and in many ways, it is. However, UTEP Solutions for Optimal Readiness (SOAR) shows us how building a program from a small local initiative can balloon into a gigantic, successful, fun-filled program for all. Momentum has been built over the years thanks to key partnerships with UTEP’s Department of Engineering and the local chapter of MAES (Mexican American Engineering & Sciences).
In this latest offering from the “Texas GEAR UP In Action” video series, get an inside look at how the Science and Engineering Extravaganza has become an event that students look forward to way before they're even able to attend. Offering just the right mix of fun, rigor, and major “wow” factor has provided an early focus for young minds to develop their STEM skills and maybe even one day give back to the community they grew up in. Check out the video's Toolbox page for a deeper peek at how UTEP is building a brighter tomorrow one launch at a time.