Future Aerospace Science and Technology Center

The FAST Center's Vision

The FAST Center’s vision is to “Help make UTEP the #1 minority institution for NASA, DoD and DoE Research and Development and to act as a magnet for research, academic, and entrepreneurial opportunities for the College of Engineering, the University faculty and students, and the greater El Paso area”.

The FAST Center’s Mission

  • To produce highly prepared students to work in the NASA, DOD and DOE sectors by providing significant student research and development opportunities.
  • Act as a premiere R&D entity in the University and the College of Engineering
  • To produce a network of researchers highly involved in NASA, DOD and DOE research
  • Act as a facilitator of collaboration between departments in the College of Engineering
  • To produce future entrepreneurs to capitalize on their intellectual property.
  • Act as a technology incubator.
  • To increase the number of students positively impacted by center activities.
  • Significantly increase NASA, DoD and DoE funding through contracts and grants