The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We are a “Minority Serving Institution” (MSI) in the “energy center” of west Texas. UTPB is a general academic university of The University of Texas System. We are committed to pursue high-quality educational opportunities for the enhancement of the human resources of Texas, the nation, and the world through intellectual and personal growth. Since 2005, UTPB Engineering programs have had a focus on a concept facility known as the HT3R (High Temperature Teaching and Test Reactor).