University of Texas at El Paso

Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program
El Paso


     TexPREP was founded on the campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1979 by Dr. Manuel Berriozabal. It now operates on twenty Texas community and senior college campuses in eleven Texas cities. The program recruits middle and high school students for an eight-week summer program designed to enrich their scientific skills, provide them mentoring, increase their chances of going to college, and motivate them to pursue science and engineering studies.

      The El Paso TexPREP program is administered through The University of Texas at El Paso during the summer break and seeks to involve students from El Paso area middle and high schools. Currently, TexPREP is conducted in 15 cities and 25 college and university campuses throughout the state of Texas.