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White House names UTRGV a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education”

The White House says The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is doing a great job of helping Latinos get a quality education, and on Sept. 15 named it a “Bright Spot” in the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

White House names UTRGV a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education”
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.

Thousands make the first UTRGV HESTEC memorable at Community Day
Vaqueros meet prospective employers at Fall Career Expo during HESTEC 2015

Seventy-seven employers from across the nation paid a visit to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg Campus on Oct. 9, to scout for some fresh, new Vaquero talent.

Vaqueros meet prospective employers at Fall Career Expo during HESTEC 2015
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.

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC
Confidence takes center stage at HESTEC's Latina Day Fashion Show

Hundreds of Latinas heard that message loud and clear as they watched models of all ages, shapes, and sizes hit the runway at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Fieldhouse on Latina Day, to watch the first-ever HESTEC Fashion Show.

Confidence takes center stage at HESTEC's Latina Day Fashion Show
Participants say HESTEC’s Latina Day helped empower and encourage

Dressed in matching pink T-shirts, about 1,200 female high school students and their mothers were encouraged to dream big and aim high at Latina Day, part of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Participants say HESTEC’s Latina Day helped empower and encourage
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.

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

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises HESTEC, urges Valley students to go to college
Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

Rudy De La Torre, Anthony Garcia, Isaiah Ray and Odette Banda were among the Weslaco High School GEAR UP students who spent the day at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during HESTEC Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015
Soledad O'Brien talks voting, Latinos, and which issues are really of interest

Journalist Soledad O'Brien walked the red carpet at UTRGV on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, before taking to the stage for her 'I am Latino in America' tour panel discussion. Her appearance was in conjunction with HESTEC 2015, the UTRGV Distinguished Speakers Series and INGENUITY.

Soledad O'Brien talks voting, Latinos, and which issues are really of interest
Gov. Abbott, astronaut Harris, encourage students during HESTEC's Student Leadership Day

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke at UTRGV during HESTEC's Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. He urged students to meet challenges head on and determine their own destiny.

Gov. Abbott, astronaut Harris, encourage students during HESTEC's Student Leadership Day
Educators learn exciting ways to engage students in STEM at HESTEC

HESTEC 2015 created a world of wonders on its first full day of activities, during a series of special breakout sessions dealing with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Educators learn exciting ways to engage students in STEM at HESTEC
UTRGV celebrates new Science Research Building with ceremonial groundbreaking during HESTEC

UTRGV Founding President Guy Bailey welcomed visitors to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new university's $70 million Science Research Building, Monday, Oct. 5, during the first day of HESTEC activities.

HESTEC launches 14th year with UTRGV Congressional Dinner
HESTEC leaders: Hispanics are key to the nation’s success

A former director of the U.S. Census Bureau got HESTEC's Educator Day off to a solid start Monday morning by affirming what leaders in the Rio Grande Valley have been saying for a long time now: The Hispanic population in this country is driving the population growth of Texas and the nation, and we have to pay close attention to their education.

HESTEC leaders: Hispanics are key to the nation’s success
Area superintendents gather at HESTEC for leadership breakfast, round table discussion

Area schools superintendents gathered for breakfast and round table dialogue with national government leaders, corporate partners and administrators and faculty of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, during the HESTEC Superintendents Leadership Breakfast, held Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, on the Edinburg Campus

Area superintendents gather at HESTEC for leadership breakfast, round table discussion
HESTEC launches 14th year with UTRGV Congressional Dinner

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley kicked off its Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week with a formal Congressional Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

HESTEC launches 14th year with UTRGV Congressional Dinner