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Leadership and the IEEE CS LeaD Chapter

Dear students,

Creation of the IEEE Computer Society Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development (LEAD) Chapter at UTEP was initially funded by the Kauffman Foundation under the Kauffman Campus Initiative. During the first year of operation, the IEEE CS LeaD chapter officers organized talks and hands-on activities to develop entrepreneurial, leadership, professional, and business skills of participants. This year we plan to grow the chapter and provide additional hands-on activities to benefit chapter members.

We invite you to join us this Thursday, June 16th, at noon for a presentation on Leadership by Rick O’Brien from the College of Engineering.

Please RSVP with Dr. Romero via email ( or phone (747-5916).

For more information about what is an IEEE CS LeAD Student Chapter visit our student organizations section by following this link: ‎.

See you there!

ExciTES Summer Institute 2011 Volunteering

Hello fellow volunteers!

We will be in need of volunteers all throughout the ExciTES Summer Institute sessions.
Get involved! Participate! Collaborate with Engineering students, professors, and professionals!

The schedule is the following:
June 6-10, July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5 always from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
You don’t have to volunteer the whole time, any amount of help is greatly appreciated!!

Keep in mind that all hours go towards the ISCEP (The International Society of Community Engagement Professionals)

For more information, contact Janet Quiroz


Janet Quiroz

Engineering Ambassador
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
(915) 747-8727

College of Engineering Volunteers

Represent UTEP in a positive way and receive certification through the 1st national ISCEP student branch!

Contact Janet Quiroz at to learn more about volunteering and future volunteering opportunities for at the college of engineering here at UTEP.

Cyber-ShARE Invited Lecture: Writing a Recursive Collective Parallel Algorithm

The Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence would like to invite you to an invited lecture by Dr. Carsten Burstedde from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. See you there!

Location and Time:  Classroom Building, room 402, Tuesday, April 12, 2:30 – 3:30


Many scientific processes, such as earth’s mantle convection or ice sheet dynamics, can be efficiently simulated using parallel adaptive mesh refinement (AMR).    This method assigns an individual section of the computational grid to each processor.   A central algorithm used in the distribution of grids is MPI_Allgather, which allows each processor to share its number of grid cells with every other processor, and to receive every other’s number of grid cells in return.    While a naive implementation of MPI_Allgather performs badly on large numbers of processors, a recursive divide-and conquer algorithm works well up to the full size of contemporary supercomputers.  In this talk, I will develop such a scalable MPI_Allgather algorithm step by step, and comment on some dos and don’ts for parallel algorithm development.

Engineering in Practice: Forgiving Highways

The Engineering in Practice series will be hosting at UTEP a presentation that focuses on methods to identify and treat dangerous roadside hazards.

When: Monday, April 11th, 3:00pm

Where: CR 202 (Classroom Bldg.).

Click on the flyer for more information:

Jean Bartik, Software Pioneer, Dies at 86

Ever find it hard to remember how things (technologically speaking) were when we were young(er)?

I found myself yesterday with my younger sister, being amazed because she had never seen, and of course never used a typewriter.

So every now and then it’s nice to look back, and remember, and thank all those who have played an important role to get the rest of us started in this great field.

Jean Jennings Bartik, one of the first computer programmers and a pioneering forerunner in a technology that came to be known as software, died on March 23 at a nursing home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was 86.

Ms. Bartik was the last surviving member of the group of women who programmed the Eniac, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, which is credited as the first all-electronic digital computer.

On behalf of the ACM at UTEP, we thank her for her pioneering work, and we praise her for being one of the first brave women who ventured into what we now call software engineering.

You can find more about her and other pioneers at the New York Times site:

More Women Entering Science Careers

We like to have girls in science and engineering. Here at UTEP, we make an effort to encourage women to pursue these degrees. The engineering department hosts a SWE (Society of Women Engineers), and the ACM adds its drop of water to the ocean by helping organize the NCWIT awards. Here is what people around the world are doing and how its helping!

Calgary Herald (Canada) (03/26/11)

The Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST) program has helped encourage young Canadian women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). University of Calgary professor and WISEST member Laleh Behjat believes that diversity is important in STEM fields because it leads to more innovation. In 2009, Behjat received an Imperial Oil STEM grant to find ways to promote engineering and science to females. “Our research showed a lot of girls–and boys, too–lose interest and think mathematics and science are too hard by grade four,” Behjat says. The researchers created a computer game that has applications in math and science as well as social and creative writing. Professional geophysicist Becky Cook credits the Alberta Women’s Science Network for being an “integral part of getting the word out to young women about career possibilities in science and engineering.” Margaret-Ann Armour, an honorary member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, was one of the 20 individuals involved in the creation of WISEST. Armour says that as a result of the WISEST program, the University of Alberta “went from about 30 percent women to 53 percent women entering first-year science and from 10 percent to about 25 percent in engineering.”

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