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MCA Foundation Awarded Grant for Campus Planning & Growth
July 28, 2017

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support planning efforts to grow the MCA campus that houses Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children’s Hospital, City of El Paso Public Health Department, the MCA’s Cardwell Collaborative biomedical incubator and others.

Rodríguez: Cardwell Collaborative important addition
Rodríguez: Cardwell Collaborative important addition
July 10, 2016

The Cardwell Collaborative officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month. With 60,000 square feet of cutting-edge technology, the building is a testament to our community's vision, persistence, and potential.

The Cardwell Collaborative – an office, research, and tech hub – occupies a spot alongside Interstate 10 just east of Raynolds, as part of the Medical Center of the Americas campus. In essence, it's a dream factory for 21st century entrepreneurs, and something every El Pasoan should be familiar with and speak of often.

$29 million biomedical research building opens
$29 million biomedical research building opens
June 20, 2016

Seven years ago, Emma Schwartz dreamed of a building to house research labs and a biomedical-companies incubator to help El Paso grow a high-tech industry.

On Friday, Schwartz and more than 200 people, including many of El Paso's movers and shakers, celebrated the opening of the $29 million, three-story, 60,000-square-foot Cardwell Collaborative building, which houses the labs and incubator she envisioned. It also houses offices for the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Startups to battle for NASA tech
Startups to battle for NASA tech
January 18, 2016

The NASA technologies that entrepreneurs will compete for during the upcoming Space Race challenge in El Paso include a tiny control board for “nano” drones, a space mining robot and a sensor the width of a pin that can travel in the body to monitor a patient’s health.

The inventions are among the nine to be announced Tuesday by organizers of the competition, who gave El Paso Inc. a sneak peek.

Editorial: Space Race promotes entrepreneurism
Editorial: Space Race promotes entrepreneurism
January 2, 2016

El Paso’s entrepreneurial culture likely will get a big boost from a new project spearheaded by the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation.

The foundation announced last month that it is partnering with the Center for Advancing Innovation on Space Race, an innovation challenge that will give teams a chance to commercialize NASA inventions. The MCA Foundation hopes to launch 40 high-tech startups over the next four years through the competition.

 

Startup competition tied to NASA inventions
Startup competition tied to NASA inventions
December 17, 2015

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation hopes to launch 40 El Paso high-tech startups in four years through the Space Race, an innovation challenge that will give entrepreneurial teams a chance to turn NASA inventions into commercialized products and potentially boost the local economy. 

New Manager of Engineering Joins MCA in June
June 4, 2015

Jesús Carrillo Valdez will be joining the MCA Foundation on June 16 as Manager of Engineering Projects.

Cardwell Collaborative Construction Continues On-Schedule and On-Budget
Cardwell Collaborative Construction Continues On-Schedule and On-Budget
June 4, 2015

Construction on the Cardwell Collaborative began in February 2015 and the MCA Tech Park, Inc. is proud to report the project is on-schedule and on-budget.

MCA Foundation Operations Manager Begins Master of Nonprofit Administration at the University of Notre Dame
June 3, 2015

Angelica Rosales, Operations Manager at the MCA Foundation, will be pursuing a Master in Nonprofit Administration this summer at the University of Notre Dame.

UTEP Pre-med Student Interns with MCA Foundation
June 1, 2015

Priscila Olague has joined the MCA Foundation as a summer intern.

Emma Schwartz Appointed to the Emerging Leaders Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
April 8, 2015

Emma Schwartz, President of the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation, was recently appointed to the Emerging Leaders Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

MCA Foundation Breaks Ground on the Cardwell Collaborative
MCA Foundation Breaks Ground on the Cardwell Collaborative
February 19, 2015

El Paso’s first biomedical research and technology commercialization building being developed by the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Tech Park, Inc., under the flagship of the MCA Foundation, broke ground on February 19, 2015.

MCA Brings Business Investment
November 24, 2014

El Paso City Council recently approved the sale of 13 acres of city property, next to Interstate 10 in Central El Paso, to the MCA Foundation.

MCA Purchases Land, Demolition & Prep Work Begins
November 21, 2014

The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation recently closed on the purchase of city land at Gateway East and Colfax, near the Raynolds Exit.

Speaker of the House Boehner Receives MCA Overview
October 17, 2014

On October 16, leaders representing the El Paso/Las Cruces healthcare industry met with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

First-Ever "State of Healthcare" Address Is Happening September 4
First-Ever "State of Healthcare" Address Is Happening September 4
August 26, 2014

The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce & the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation are organizing a State of Healthcare address. Titled “Healthcare Rising” – this first-ever program will shed light on the how far the region’s healthcare industry has come and where it is headed. It will feature “lightning” talks by high-profile industry leaders.

Industry Magazine Writes About MCA's Biomedical Building
July 29, 2014

Tradeline, a leading-edge resource publication for facilities planning and management, describes El Paso’s developing Cardwell Collaborative building as “poised to become a powerful economic driver in El Paso, Texas.”

Topping Out Ceremony for Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Building
June 13, 2014

Texas Tech’s Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in El Paso had a topping out of the last steel beam on its new building.