Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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Patricia A. Nava, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

UT El Paso

"Teaching, for me, is not only about conveying information, but also a method for sharing my enthusiasm about learning. I love learning about new things and I try to instill the same enthusiasm in my students. I also believe that teaching and learning are more than what happens in the classroom: different settings (such as lab experiences, research group meetings, and student mentoring sessions) provide opportunities to learn about complementary topics. In summary, I view myself as a teacher both inside and out of the classroom."