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Congratulations The Dr. Manuel P. Berriozábal Pre-freshman Engineering Program Students! ¡Felicidades!

Thank you PREP Teachers and Peer Mentors! ¡Gracias!

This summer, close to 350 students completed the The Dr. Manuel P. Berriozábal Pre-freshman Engineering Program 4 1/2 weeks of STEM-focused courses that took place June 14th - July 14th at different campuses around San Antonio. Students were guided by their teachers to discover the engineering design process, made sense of physics in action, learned and used statistics, considered innovations in nanotechnology, and some even spent time as research interns. They engaged in hands-on projects, heard from motivating guest speakers, and participated in campus tours, student-led symposiums, and field trips. 
Students, watch your emails for announcements about upcoming PREP alum get-togethers and other fun opportunities. We hope you have a great school year and come back for more PREP next summer!

We sincerely thank our awesome summer instructional staff of teachers, peer mentors, staff, and graduate, undergraduate workers and volunteers. We could not have done it without you and hope to see you again next summer.

2024 PREP Dates Announced!

• November 14, 2023 - PREP 24 Applications Open
• February 14, 2024 - PREP 24 Application Due
• March 14, 2024 - PREP Student Selections Communicated
• April 14, 2024 - PREP 24 Student Registration with Payment is Due
• May 1, 2024 - PREP 24 Campus Assignments Communicated
• May 14, 2024 - PREP 24 Final Day for Changes
• June 4, 2024 - PREP 24 Family Zoom/Orientation
• June 12, 2024 - PREP 24 First Day – face to face
• July 11, 2024 - PREP 24 Closing Day Celebration/Graduation


The Dr. Manuel P. Berriozábal Pre-freshman Engineering Program Summer program will be delivered in a hybrid mode: Monday – Thursday in person at the student’s assigned campus and Friday mornings online. PREP does not provide transportation to the program, but your school district might. Please check back with us in March for more information or check with your school principal to find out. The PREP application link and recorded registration instructions in English and Spanish will be available in January 2024.


¡Anunciando las fechas para PREP 2024!

  • 4, junio, 2024 - Orientación familiar a través de Zoom.  Se comunicará la invitación por correo electrónico.12, junio, 2024 - Primer día del programa- en persona.
  • 14, noviembre, 2023 - Se abren las aplicaciones.
  • 14, febrero, 2024 - Ultima fecha para entregar las aplicaciones.
  • 14, marzo, 2024 - Se anuncia por correo electrónico la selección de participantes.
  • 14, abril, 2024 - Ultima fecha para pagar el pago de registro.
  • 1, mayo, 2024 - Se comunica por correo electrónico el sitio o campus asignado.
  • 14, mayo, 2024 - Ultima fecha para tramitar cualquier cambio.
  • 11, julio, 2024 - Ultimo día del programa- Celebración o Graduación.

El programa de verano PREP se impartirá en un modo híbrido: de lunes a jueves en persona en el campus asignado al estudiante y los viernes por la mañana en línea. PREP no proporciona transporte al programa, pero su distrito escolar podría hacerlo. Vuelva a consultarnos en marzo para obtener más información o consulte con el director de su escuela para averiguarlo. El enlace para el sistema de solicitud PREP y las instrucciones de registro grabadas en inglés y español estarán disponibles en enero de 2024.


What is PREP?

PREP is the Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) at UTSA. It is a pre-college summer program committed to delivering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment opportunities for middle and high school students.

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August 2023 Newsletter

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July 13, 2023

More than 350 local teens graduate from unique summer STEM program

Through PREP, UTSA and its community partners make STEM careers more accessible to diverse populations, particularly youth who have been historically underserved.

Manuel and María Berriozábal impacted higher ed and the San Antonio community.

June 20, 2023

UTSA honors Manuel P. Berriozábal, Ph.D. and María Antonietta Berriozábal

For more than 40 years, the Berriozábals have been affecting positive change throughout our community.

June 6, 2023

UTSA names popular STEM-based summer program after founder Manuel P. Berriozábal

Published by UTSA Advancement and Alumni Engagement


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“There’s so much knowledge in these walls. There’s always college students walking around and I always think, one day that could be me. One day I want go to college and I want to follow my dream of becoming an electrical engineer.”
PREP Student, Alumni, Aiden Frederick
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PREP Impact Report

The Dr. Manuel P. Berriozábal Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) at UTSA is a pre-college summer program committed to delivering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment opportunities for middle and high school students.

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