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Country music star Chris Young highlights HESTEC 2015 Community Day on Oct. 10


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week will culminate with Community Day, this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4-10 p.m., on the Edinburg Campus.

Students attending the Engineering for Kids event at UTRGV’s HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge experimented with building a rocket from straw, paper and clay. Here, the student drops a plunger that produces a set amount of air through a tube, in turn launching the rocket.  (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge


Marco Botello, an eighth-grade student from Elias Longoria Middle School in Edinburg, was given the challenge of building a rocket using three items: an index card, a single straw and a piece of clay.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises HESTEC, urges Valley students to go to college

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises HESTEC, urges Valley students to go to college


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a special, first-time visitor Oct. 6 to its 14th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology week – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.


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Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for help with your business plan, a family wanting to attend a cultural event, a student seeking an experiential learning opportunity or a researcher looking for a community-based partnership, discover the many ways UTRGV engages with the community.

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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.

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