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UTEP Physics Professor Named Educator of the Year

UTEP Physics Professor Named Educator of the Year

POSTED: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:21am

UPDATED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 4:16pm

EL PASO- The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers announced that Jorge A. Lopez, Ph.D., professor of physics at The University of Texas at El Paso, is its 2011 Educator of the Year.

The society will present its awards during a black-tie gala Oct. 29 in the Anaheim Convention Center. The celebration is part of the organization’s annual conference.

Lopez, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from UTEP in 1977 and 1979, respectively, has been a University faculty member since 1990. He also has served as assistant dean of the College of Science (1999-2001) and chair of the Department of Physics (2001-08).

The professor, whose research specialty is nuclear physics, was awarded a $186,000, three-year National Science Foundation grant this summer to compare theoretical computations to experimental data from other institutions of higher education. Lopez and his physics students will collaborate with counterparts from the University of Buenos Aires- Argentina.

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Awesome and Congratulations to professor Jorge A. Lopez for his achievement!!! This just goes to show that even in our very little known region of the country great achievements are possible as well as great people can come out of here!

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