The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has launched a new program aimed at providing solutions to engineering problems that threaten healthy communities.

“Engineering in Practice for a Sustainable Healthy Living Community: 21st Century Engineering Challenges” was developed by UTEP to foster a healthy community by applying best engineering practices.

The program seeks to provide students the opportunity to interact with professional engineers, extending their education beyond the classroom. The program will merge education, research, and professional practice to propose solutions to engineering problems. The City of El Paso also will provide support.

Program topics include construction techniques, environmental engineering, infrastructure, innovative materials, pavements, transportation systems, and water-processing systems.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and professional engineers are eligible to join the program. For more information, visit engineeringinpractice.utep.edu.