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OCT. 3, 2016


Valley educators gather at UTRGV to open 15th HESTEC Week

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 3, 2016 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley opened HESTEC 2016 with a prestigious White House recognition of its 15 years of success in encouraging more students, particularly Hispanics and women, to take an interest in and pursue higher education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, represented President Barack Obama in presenting U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) and UTRGV President Guy Bailey its 2015 Bright Spot recognition, which will be part of a national online catalog of more than 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics.

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Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics speaks at HESTEC Educator Day.




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Hestec Event

Educators from across the Rio Grande Valley gathered Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus for the opening day of the 15th annual HESTEC Week. Activities included a Congressional Panel Discussion, shown here, hosted by Telemundo anchor José Diaz-Balart. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)



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Special Keynote Address by Albert Manero of Limbitless Solutionsat 1:15 p.m.
Please visit News to read more about HESTEC.
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.

For more information or special accommodations, contact
the Office of Community Relations in Edinburg (956) 665-3361
or Brownsville (956) 882-5845 or vpgcr@utrgv.edu.

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OCT. 4, 2016


Corporate leaders at HESTEC 2016: Be confident, follow your dreams, help others

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 4, 2016 – Nearly 900 local high school seniors heard the story of how an immigrant to the United States from Uruguay rose to become a vice president at Toyota, during the kickoff of HESTEC’s Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Luis Alcantara, vice president of Production Engineering at Toyota Motor North America, said he immigrated to Miami at age 4 with his parents, who were seeking a better life for the family.

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QUOTES OF THE DAY



Albert Manero, Limbitless Solutions




PHOTO OF THE DAY


Lew Hill's Speach

Lew Hill, UTRGV head coach of men's basketball, rallied the crowd during HESTEC Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at the Fieldhouse on the Edinburg Campus. (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy)



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Latina Day features Rosa Flores, Correspondent, CNN and Sara Martinez Tucker, UT System Regent.
A free concert by U.S. Navy Band Southeast at 7 p.m. at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville.
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News to read more about HESTEC.

For more information or special accommodations, contact
the Office of Community Relations in Edinburg (956) 665-3361
or Brownsville (956) 882-5845 or vpgcr@utrgv.edu.

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OCT. 5, 2016


At HESTEC 2016 Latina Day, the audience shed a few tears when Rosa Flores and Sara Martinez Tucker shared their heartwarming stories. More than 700 mothers and daughters attended the third day of the weeklong event.

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Rosa Flores, correspondent for CNN and a Valley native from the small border town of Progreso gave an emotional address during HESTEC’S Latina Day, recalling her humble beginnings and her mother’s strength in guiding her through life.


UT System Regent Sara Martinez Tucker, a Laredo native, spoke to about 700 Valley students and their mothers during HESTEC Latina Day on Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016 at the Fieldhouse on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus. She encouraged them to always remember to follow their dreams, and that all things are possible.




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Rosa Flores Talking with Students

CNN correspondent Rosa Flores, a Progreso native, took time to pose for photos and speak with students during HESTEC 2016’s Latina Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Fieldhouse on the Edinburg Campus. Her stories about growing up on the border, and her mother’s encouragement to power past obstacles, resonated with the Valley audience. (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy)



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HESTEC is in Brownsville for Robotics Day.
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News to read more about HESTEC.

For more information or special accommodations, contact
the Office of Community Relations in Edinburg (956) 665-3361
or Brownsville (956) 882-5845 or vpgcr@utrgv.edu.

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OCT. 6, 2016


Sixty-five area school teams compete in lively HESTEC 2016 Robotics Day

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – OCT. 6, 2016 – The five-person robotics club team from San Isidro High School was the first to arrive at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley HESTEC 2016 Robotics Day competition, held this year for the first time in Brownsville, at the TSC Jacob Brown Memorial Convention Center.

"We had to leave at 5:30 this morning," said team coach William Bardwell, who teaches biology, chemistry and physics at SIHS. "But it was really nice that H-E-B had breakfast ready for us when we arrived."

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QUOTES OF THE DAY



Heriberto Reynoso, CEO of Reybotics


PHOTO OF THE DAY


Robotics Competition

Middle and High Schools from across the Valley came together on Thursday, Oct. 6, to compete in the UTRGV HESTEC 2016 Robotics competition. This year, the competition was held for the first time at the TSC Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville, as part of HESTEC’s expansion into Cameron County. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)



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HESTEC is in Harlingen for the U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge.
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News to read more about HESTEC.

For more information or special accommodations, contact
the Office of Community Relations in Edinburg (956) 665-3361
or Brownsville (956) 882-5845 or vpgcr@utrgv.edu.

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OCT. 7, 2016


Harlingen High School wins HESTEC Navy SeaPerch Challenge on home turf

HARLINGEN, TEXAS – OCT. 7, 2016 – After a full day of competition, Harlingen High School won HESTEC 2016’s Navy SeaPerch Underwater Robotic Challenge, held Friday, Oct. 7, for the first time at the Harlingen CISD Aquatics Center.

The annual competition is part of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

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HESTEC continued Friday with the Navy SeaPerch Competition hosted at the Harlingen CISD Aquatic Center. Students from across the Valley arrived for a day of underwater robotic competition, where they pitted their design and piloting skills against other schools. Each team had a series of timed tasks they needed to complete - from weaving their 'bot through underwater hoops, to performing a series of dexterity challenges. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike.)



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Community Day starts at 4 p.m. on the Edinburg campus. Special guest artists are Sabrina Carpenter from Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, the U.S. Navy Band Southeast and the Powell Brothers. Admission is free and bring the family.
Check out the Community Day schedule.
Please visit News to read more about HESTEC.

For more information or special accommodations, contact
the Office of Community Relations in Edinburg (956) 665-3361
or Brownsville (956) 882-5845 or vpgcr@utrgv.edu.

Facebook: UTRGV HESTEC  Email: VPGCR@UTRGV.EDU   Twitter: UTRGV