A: BUILDing SCHOLARS requires students to be fully committed to our program, which involves mandatory attendance at workshops, summer research experiences away from UTEP, peer mentoring, research-mentored experiences at UTEP, etc. BUILDing SCHOLARS trainees must devote 19 hours/week to program activities. Students may participate in less intensive programs like UPBiT
, but students cannot be in A-PRIME and BUILDing SCHOLARS at the same time. You may participate in extracurricular activities such as student clubs.