Vision & Mission

Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 1999 17:00

The Department of Physics at UTEP aims to become a nationally recognized research and educational unit. The department is committed to 1) ensuring the offering of high quality programs, capable of producing competitive and successful graduates; 2) supporting a vibrant research atmosphere that nurtures creativity and productivity; and 3) increasing the prestige and visibility of its programs and research at the regional, national and international levels.

The mission of the Department of Physics at UTEP is to maintain a high level of research and teaching excellence that can ensure a rigorous training of our majors in theoretical and experimental physics and, at the same time, to provide accessibility to our courses and programs for the diverse population of El Paso border region.

Our faculty strives to push the boundaries of our understanding in a wide variety of fundamental and applied physics areas while providing the best research opportunities for our majors. The blending of classroom learning with training in XXI Century front-edge research facilities allows our graduates to become successful researchers, teachers and applied scientists in nowadays-competitive marketplace. At the same time, we are fully committed, as the physics department of the major research university in our border region, to contribute to the general public appreciation and respect for the scientific work and knowledge.