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Vision & Goals


The NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research vision is to establish a minority university Center of Excellence in Aerospace research through strategic partnerships and to educate a diverse future aerospace workforce.


  • Develop the next generation of engineers and scientists
  • Inspire, excite, and engage undergraduate and K-12 students in the greater El Paso area to encourage them to enter engineering and related science fields.
  • Enable and facilitate focused research and "hands on experience" for underrepresented groups to obtain and develop engineering skill sets to qualify for employment in technical fields of propulsion and energy. 
  • Create and strengthen industry support to our research and create internships to demonstrate student capabilities to increase hiring opportunity for our students.
  • Enhance and expand our engineering research and test facilities to enable more graduates to experience effective training.
  • Provide a national model for education of minority students in aerospace and energy engineering.

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The University of Texas at El Paso
MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research
College of Engineering 
Metallurgy Building Room M-305
500 W University 
El Paso, Texas 79968-9521