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Gabby Gandara

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner

West Region

Gabby Gandara is the FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner for West Texas and supports FIRST robotics teams and events in the El Paso area.

With close to 30 years in the realm of student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Gabby currently serves as Assistant Dean within the College of Engineering. In this position, he oversees K-12 outreach, the Advancement Center for Engineering Students (ACES) and is fully engaged in the Engineering Edge Center which houses student-focused support programs which include orientation, advising and experiences outside the classroom. Rooted in evidence-based practices, the programs and relationships his team develops and grows engages students with particular emphasis on collaboration, research-based curriculum, and hi-impact practices.

Gabby Gándara holds an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering. He has completed over 200 hours of cooperative-learning coursework through the Cooperative Learning Center at the University of Minnesota.