The Signal Processing and Communications (SPC) affinity group at the University of Texas at El Paso is a group of Electrical and Computer Engineering students, both undergraduate and graduate, which share a technical

interest in Digital Signal and Image Processing, Communications Systems, Computer Vision, etc. This group has been developed under the sponsorship of the Texas Instruments Foundation as well as the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a program to develop a model for effective groups of students and faculty that interact outside of the classroom .