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OCT. 2, 2017



Legislators Awards Dinner opens HESTEC Week at UTRGV

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 2, 2017 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley launched the 2017 Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week with a Legislators Reception and Awards Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the University Ballroom at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

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UTRGV receives $21.2 million GEAR UP grant

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 2, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $21.2 million over the next seven years, to operate the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).The grant was announced Sunday, Oct. 1, on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus, as the university kicked off its 16th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

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Educator Day events encourage teachers to cultivate students

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 2, 2017 – Stephen Ritz considers himself a farmer, but he doesn’t consider the fruits and vegetables he and his students plant as his main crop. “I’m a people farmer,” Ritz, the CEO of Green Bronx Machine based in the South Bronx, said. “My job is to plant seeds.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY



Tina Aguirre, representing Shell, was a featured speaker and was on the Distinguished Panel on Stem Literacy at Educator Day. Tina has been in the IT industry for over 30 years.


PHOTO OF THE DAY


Stephen Fritz

Stephen Ritz, Green Bronx Machine STEAM Executive Director, speaks about the importance of teachers during the UTRGV Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Educator Day on Monday, Oct. 02, 2017 at the University Ballroom in Edinburg, Texas.
(UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy)



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Student Leadership 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 hestec@utrgv.edu.

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Changing the World Through Stem
 



HESTEC Today

OCT. 3, 2017



Grand Hank the Hip-Hop Scientist rocks the house on Student Leadership Day

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 3, 2017 – Science teachers don’t typically use elements like hip-hop music in their lesson plans. But Tyraine Ragsdale is anything but typical. Better known as Grand Hank, the Hip-Hop Scientist, Ragsdale is a master scientist and television personality who is trying to change the way science teachers … well, teach.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY



The Fieldhouse was rocking with Tyraine Ragsdale (a.k.a Grand Hank), the Hip Hop Scientist. A former research chemist, he uses hip hop music, hands-on demonstrations and his life experiences to reach out to students about the importance of STEM.


PHOTO OF THE DAY


Lieutenant Andrew Descary

Lieutenant Andrew Descary with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps, takes a question while giving a talk on leadership during the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2017 at the Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas.
(UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy)



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Latina Day
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News view the photo galleries 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 hestec@utrgv.edu.

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HESTEC Today

OCT. 4, 2017



Mothers and daughters enjoy inspirational messages during Latina Day at UTRGV

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 4, 2017 –Hundreds of high school girls and their mothers learned about the educational and career opportunities that await them – and about the power of hard work and ambition – during the 16th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The girls and their mothers attending Wednesday’s Latina Day heard from community leaders at the UTRGV Fieldhouse on the Edinburg Campus about the importance of setting goals, following their dreams, developing strong networking and communication skills and staying positive.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY



Linda Tovar, Senior Manager of Public Affairs for H-E-B Border Region delivers a powerful and inspirational speech to the young women attending Latina Day.


PHOTO OF THE DAY


Jose Borrego Middle School

Students from Jose Borrego Middle School participate in a U.S. Army sit up challenge during the UTRGV Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Latina Day on Wednesday, Oct. 04, 2017 by the Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas.
(UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy)



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HESTEC is at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville for Robotics Day
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News view the photo galleries 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 hestec@utrgv.edu.

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

OCT. 5, 2017



HESTEC’s Robotics Day showcases middle and high school students' talents

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 5, 2017 – Hundreds of middle school and high school students from across the Valley gathered in Brownsville at the Jacob Brown Building-Auditorium for HESTEC Robotics Day.

The students built Lego robots, which they used to compete in a series of challenges, including a search and rescue maze, a race and an obstacle course.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY



Students at Robotics Day were asked what they like about Robotics.
Here is what they had to say.


PHOTO OF THE DAY


Robotics Day

The HESTEC Robotics Day Competition was held in Brownsville where middle and high schools from across the Valley came together to compete their robots in 4 different timed challenges.



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HESTEC is at the Harlingen CISD’s Aquatics Center for U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge.
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News view the photo galleries 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 hestec@utrgv.edu.

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

OCT. 6, 2017



Redux win for Harlingen High in Navy SeaPerch ROV challenge

HARLINGEN, TEXAS – OCT. 6, 2017 –Harlingen High School triumphed for the second year in a row at the annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, held Friday, Oct. 6, at the Harlingen CISD Aquatic Center, as part of UTRGV’s HESTEC Week.

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Careers take the spotlight during annual Fall Career Expo in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – OCT. 4, 2017 –As part of HESTEC 2017 events, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley held its annual Fall Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón on the Brownsville Campus

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QUOTE OF THE DAY



Students were asked what they liked about competing in the U.S. Navy Sea Perch Challenge. Here is what they had to say.


PHOTO OF THE DAY


SeaPerch

The 2017 Navy SeaPerch Challenge during HESTEC was held at the Harlingen CISD Aquatics Center. The event brings teams from schools around the Valley to challenge their engineering skills by developing underwater vehicles that can complete a number of tasks. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike) Photoshelter password: seaperch



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HESTEC Community Day

The Rio Grande Valley is invited to Community Day at the UTRGV Edinburg campus. The free festival begins at 4 p.m. and features family-friend activities, entertainment and more. Performances by DEL CASTILLO, RETOÑO, Matt and the Herdsmen and Mariachi Aztlan.

Enjoy the U.S. Navy's Nimitz virtual reality experience, visitors can see the "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" exhibit, participate in a musical petting zoo and attend the “Peter and the Wolf” play. Student organization booths will sell food and have activities.

Check out the Community Day schedule.
Please visit the HESTEC website for a complete list of events.
Please visit News view the photo galleries 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 hestec@utrgv.edu.

Facebook: UTRGV HESTEC  Email: VPGCR@UTRGV.EDU   Twitter: UTRGV
Changing the World Through Stem