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Three UTRGV students were chosen from a large international pool of applicants to attend HackMIT 2017, one of the largest hackathons in the world, held in September in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One thousand students were selected to attend, and were divided into 250 teams. From those teams, Microsoft chose the UTRGV students and one partner from the University of Miami to work on a challenge to help program their world’s first holographic computer, the Microsoft Hololens. The UTRGV team, from left, is UTRGV senior Roy Marroquin, a computer hardware engineering major; Germán Quiros, from the University of Miami; UTRGV senior Michael Rayas, an electrical engineering major; and UTRGV senior Abigail Gomez, a computer hardware engineering major. (Courtesy Photo)

Three UTRGV students participate in international HackMIT 2017


Three UTRGV students were selected out of an international pool of applicants to participate in one of the largest hackathons in the world, HackMIT 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Marie Mora, UTRGV associate vice provost for Faculty Diversity and professor of Economics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been awarded a grant for $499,352 by the National Science Foundation to help fund the American Economic Association mentoring program. Mora, who has served as director of the program since 2013, said its goal is to help augment the number of minorities completing doctoral degrees in economics. (UTRGV photo by Paul Chouy)

UTRGV’s Mora receives NSF grant to increase number of minorities in economics


The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year NSF grant for $499,352 to Dr. Marie Mora, associate vice provost for Faculty Diversity and professor of Economics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,


MAYA Hidden Worlds Revealed

MAYA Hidden Worlds Revealed

This remarkable exhibit, created by the Science Museum of Minnesota, gives our communities of the Rio Grande Valley a unique opportunity to discover a lost civilization. The ancient Maya are one of the most complex and advanced civilizations of the ancient world, known for their monumental architecture, distinctive art and intricate knowledge of astronomy and time.

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Rio Grande City

UTRGV's Starr County Upper-Level Center in Rio Grande City offers courses in bilingual education, criminal justice, history, English, and anthropology.

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Our 186-acre campus in Edinburg features a new Wellness Center, new residence hall, and a covered walkway that spans the perimeter of campus.

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The McAllen Teaching Site offers education and business courses, primarily serving professionals in the city of McAllen.

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Harlingen is home to the Regional Academic Health Center and UTRGV's 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Smart Hospital and technology complex.

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South Padre Island

UTRGV's Coastal Studies Lab is located on South Padre Island, serves as our marine biology laboratory, and offers graduate level biology courses.

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Our 320-acre campus in Brownsville provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, as well as beautiful architecture and a scenic oxbow lake.

A University for the Rio Grande Valley