It’s Friday, October 9, 2015.
Hello, I’m Elizabeth Ashby. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening at The University of Texas at El Paso.
We’re here at the new Mining Heritage Park, which was rededicated during last week’s Homecoming festivities.
The park was previously located between Quinn Hall and Old Main and features mining equipment that has been at various locations around campus for more than 50 years.
The park pays homage to UTEP’s mining past and is located between Old Main and Vowell Hall.
The W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation in the College of Engineering recently received a $2.1 million grant to develop a next-generation 3-D printer.
This 3-D printer is being nicknamed “the factory of the future” because it will be capable of printing multiple materials as well as performing common manufacturing processes.
By the end of the project, the 3-D printer will be able to produce fully-functional electronics, like a cell phone or satellite, without the need for assembly or additional processing.
The new grant is funded in part by America Makes, or the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which is working to revitalize manufacturing in the United States through 3-D printing.
University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio delivered her annual State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 as part of the annual Fall Convocation ceremony.
The speech reflected on Centennial year accomplishments and academic landmarks.
Dr. Natalicio also expressed gratitude to community leaders who have helped the University become what it is today.
State Representative Marisa Marquez was recognized for her role in securing legislative funding for the soon-to-be-established School of Pharmacy.
Harold Hahn, CEO of Rocky Mountain Mortgage, was recognized for his representation on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from 2010 to 2014.
You can do your part to keep UTEP beautiful during this weekend’s Adopt a Landscape event.
It takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Leech Grove.
Volunteers are encouraged to help maintain their “patch of land” through the semester.
Remember to bring a hat and pair of gloves.
You can get more information on this event at 747-5511.
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