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Day 42: The Geology Building

By on November 20, 2013

Today is Day 42 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. The UTEP Geological Sciences Building has a long and controversial history of remodels & renovations over the years. The building was first called the Administration & Library Building in

The Texas College of Mines’ “Uranium King”

By on June 22, 2012

Charles A. Steen, one of the most famous alumni of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now UTEP), became a wealthy and world-famous figure after a discovery he made in the Utah desert in 1952. Steen’s finding of pitchblende,

Expanding the School’s Programs Through Graduate-Level Studies

By on May 24, 2012

The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) was established through an act of the thirty-third legislature of the State of Texas in 1913. This act determined the location of the school