Ben Flores

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Engineering Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Curriculum Vitae


Ben C Flores
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Flores is an expert in retention strategies for non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). From 1999 to 2007 he was the Project Director of the Model Institutions for Excellence Initiative, an institutional effort that aimed at increasing the number of Hispanics who pursued and earned STEM degrees. Currently he is the PI and Director of the UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the UT System Bridge to the Doctorate Program, and co-PI of the UTEP PUENTES Program. Through his work on student retention issues, he has gained international recognition as an expert in the effectiveness and impact of strategies for access to higher education. Dr. Flores was recognized by President Barak Obama with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentorship (2010).


  1. Radar signal processing
  2. Chaotic signals and systems
  3. STEM student retention and succes
  4. Mentoring
  5. Graduate student professional development
  6. Higher education administration


  1. ProQuest/Pivot Funding Opportunities
  2. Featured Awards
  3. Patents