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RGV families got to use lab equipment and learn about human anatomy in exhibits at the UTRGV science building, during HESTEC Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (UTRGV Photo by Josué Esparza)

Thousands make the first UTRGV HESTEC memorable at Community Day


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley concluded Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week on Saturday, Oct. 10, on the Edinburg Campus, with the always popular Community Day and performances by Disney Channel star Dove Cameron and country music star Chris Young.

The U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC was won by PSJA Southwest High School

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC


Lessons learned at last year’s HESTEC led the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest High School team to victory in the fifth annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, held Friday, Oct. 9, at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week.

(Left) Dr. Immanuel Edinbarough, professor in the UTRGV Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, and (far right) Dr. Juan Iglesias, interim associate dean for intercampus coordination in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, present the SIEMENS Award for Student Design to Mario Castillo. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

Engineering Technology student wins coveted Siemens design award


Mario Castillo, a junior engineering technology student at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, did not spend his summer lounging on the beach or playing video games.


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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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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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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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