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T Rex named Sue joins UTRGV in celebrating 15th anniversary of HESTEC

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is celebrating the quinceañera (15th birthday) of HESTEC (Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology) Week, Oct. 2-8, by expanding its activities to Harlingen and Brownsville and welcoming back a very old visitor – Sue, the dinosaur.

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HESTEC Newspaper Articles

  • The Monitor, "UTRGV celebrates 15 years of HESTEC: Expands events to Brownsville and Harlingen"
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  • Brownsville Herald, "UTRGV expands HESTEC to Brownsville, Harlingen"
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HESTEC Online News Articles



Rubén Hinojosa Honored for his years of service to HESTEC

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. 2, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

HESTEC launches 14th year with UTRGV Congressional Dinner
Valley educators gather at UTRGV to open 15th HESTEC Week

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.

HESTEC launches 14th year with UTRGV Congressional Dinner
Congressional delegation from Ohio takes in HESTEC first hand to replicate at home

When U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) left as a visitor to last year’s HESTEC at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, she knew it would be a great initiative to replicate in her own community.

HESTEC Congressional Delegation
HESTEC QUICK HIT: USDA leads HESTEC sessions for science teachers during Educator Day

Science teachers learned about career opportunities for their students and got ideas for entertaining science experiments to try in the classroom, at two sessions led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture during HESTEC’s Educator Day on Monday.

HESTEC USDA
HESTEC QUICK HIT: Educators channel their inner rappers at HESTEC

Teachers from school districts across the Rio Grande Valley sang songs about algebra, played with matches to learn about chemical reactions and explored career options for their students among other activities, during a range of breakout sessions Monday at UTRGV’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Conference Educator Day.

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HESTEC Online News Articles

  • DVids Defense Imagery Distribution System: "America’s Navy at the 15th Annual HESTEC" Read More
  • Congressional Media Center: "Congressman Rubén Hinojosa remarks at HESTEC’s 15th Annual Congressional Dinner" Read More



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.

 Group photo HESTEC 2016
HESTEC Quick Hit: Homegrown robotics entrepreneur shares stories, advice, during HESTEC Student Leadership Day

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 4, 2016 – Heriberto Reynoso’s love of working with robots began with playing with LEGOs as a child.

HESTEC Quick Hit: Homegrown robotics entrepreneur shares stories, advice, during HESTEC Student Leadership Day
HESTEC Quick Hit: High school seniors help solve medical mystery at HESTEC Student Leadership Day

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 4, 2016 – High school seniors from Lasara and La Villa high schools were tasked with finding out what was causing a 13-year-old boy to have extreme fatigue, during a breakout session featuring the School of Medicine at HESTEC 2016’s Student Leadership Day.

HESTEC Quick Hit: High school seniors help solve medical mystery at HESTEC Student Leadership Day


HESTEC Newspaper Articles

  • The Monitor, Page B5: "UTRGV, HESTEC recognized as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education"
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  • Star, Page A4, OPINION by Rubén Hinojosa: "HESTEC celebrates 15th year"
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  • Star, Page A5: "UTRGV, HESTEC recognized as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education"
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HESTEC Online News Articles

  • Texas Border Biz: "Valley educators gather at UTRGV to open 15th HESTEC Week" Read More
  • Brownsville Herald: "UTRGV and HESTEC recognized as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education" Read More
  • The Monitor: "Valley educators gather at UTRGV to open 15th HESTEC Week" Read More
  • The Monitor: "UTRGV, HESTEC recognized as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education" Read More
  • The Monitor: "Educators channel their inner rappers at HESTEC" Read More
  • TWITTER - Wild 104 KBFM Radio: "UTRGV is hosting HESTEC this Saturday for the community get all the info" Read More
  • Dragplus Online: "Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics - UTRGV, HESTEC recognized as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education" Read More


America's Navy at 2016 HESTEC Day 2



HESTEC Latina Day: CNN journalist talks about supportive mom and growing up in the Valley

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 5, 2016 – Members of the HESTEC 2016 Latina Day audience shed a few tears Wednesday, during the opening keynote address by Progreso, Texas, native and CNN correspondent Rosa Flores.

HESTEC Latina Day: CNN journalist talks about supportive mom and growing up in the Valley
Girl power rules third day of HESTEC 2016

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 5, 2016 – Amazing Latinas took over the third day of HESTEC 2016 on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Girl power rules third day of HESTEC 2016
HESTEC QUICK HIT: Dr. Karen Lozano shares some experiments, and stories of her journey

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 5, 2016 – Female students from the Region One ESC and their mothers were teamed against each other to see who could inflate a 5-foot-long tubular balloon the fastest, during a breakout session led by UTRGV mechanical engineering professor Dr. Karen Lozano, during HESTEC’s Latina Day on Oct. 5.

HESTEC QUICK HIT: Dr. Karen Lozano shares some experiments, and stories of her journey
HESTEC QUICK HIT: Latinas learn about their history and future in medicine, during Latina Day

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 5, 2016 – About a dozen high school senior girls and their mothers on Wednesday learned during a breakout session at HESTEC Latina Day that the Rio Grande Valley is the birthplace of the country’s first Latina doctor, and the home of a medical school in which more than half of its first class is female.

HESTEC QUICK HIT: Latinas learn about their history and future in medicine, during Latina Day
HESTEC 2016 in Brownsville: Recruiters visit UTRGV Brownsville Campus to share information on employment opportunities

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – OCT. 5, 2016 – As part of the expansion of HESTEC (Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology) Week to the UTRGV Brownsville Campus, the university’s Career Center held a Fall Career Expo in the PlainsCapital El Gran Salón room of the Student Union on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

HESTEC 2016 in Brownsville: Recruiters visit UTRGV Brownsville Campus to share information on employment opportunities


HESTEC Online News Articles

  • The Brownsville Herald, Page A9, Community Photo: Ceja, Hinojosa, Bailey – "Hispanic Education Recognition"
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  • The Monitor: "Homegrown robotics entrepreneur shares stories, advice, during Student Leadership Day" Read More
  • The Monitor: "High school seniors help solve medical mystery at HESTEC Student Leadership Day" Read More
  • The Monitor: "Corporate leaders at HESTEC 2016: Be confident, follow your dreams, help others" Read More
  • DVids Defense Imagery Distribution System: "America’s Navy at the 15th Annual HESTEC" Read More



HESTEC QUICK HIT: Middle School Challenge blends science and fun for thousands of students during HESTEC

EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 6, 2016 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg Campus is welcoming about 4,000 middle school students throughout the week to learn about what exciting opportunities await them in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the Middle School Challenge.

HESTEC QUICK HIT: Middle School Challenge blends science and fun for thousands of students during HESTEC
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 ValleyHESTEC 2016 Robotics Day competition, held this year for the first time in Brownsville, at the TSC Jacob Brown Memorial Convention Center.

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


HESTEC Online News Articles

ONLINE
  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Hinojosa: UT Regent's HESTEC Speech Inspired Young Latinas Read More
  • THE MONITOR: CNN journalist talks about supportive mom and growing up in the Valley Read More
  • THE MONITOR: UTRGV engineering prof shares experiments, stories of her journey Read More
  • THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD: CNN journalist talks about supportive mom and growing up in the Valley Read More


RADIO & TV
  • KMBH 99 FM: Mario Muñoz did a roughly two-minute hot mic on Wednesday’s HESTEC activities, talking about the expansion into Brownsville with the Career Expo (from Cheryl’s story), then moving on to Latina Day and the two keynotes (from Melissa’s stories). He also played the full audio on both Quotes of the Day, one for Sara Martinez Tucker and one for Rosa Flores. (Audio is not available because it was live on-air, but I heard it during a morning drive-time segment, about 8:20 a.m.)
  • KGBT- TV 4: "UTRGV - HESTEC - Hispanic Engineering and Technology Week" Read More



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.

Harlingen High School wins HESTEC Navy SeaPerch Challenge on home turf


HESTEC Online News Articles

PRINT (PDFs available)
  • The Brownsville Herald, Page A1 and A4: "Robot Wars: Robotics teams compete during UTRGV's HESTEC Event"
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  • The Monitor, Page B1 Valley / State: “Robot Wars: Robotics teams compete during UTRGV’s HESTEC Event”
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  • The Brownsville Herald, Page B9 Community: “Ohio Delegation” photo and cutline
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ONLINE
  • BROWNSVILLE HERALD: Robotics teams compete during UTRGV's HESTEC event Read More
  • LMTOnline.com (Laredo Morning Times): "Laredo native imparts wisdom at Latina Day conference at UTRGV-Edinburg" Read More
  • LMTOnline.com (Laredo Morning Times): "UT regent gives advice on Latina Day" Read More
  • DVids Defense Imagery Distribution System: "Latina Sailors talk with Mothers, Daughters at HESTEC": Read More
  • DVids Defense Imagery Distribution System: "America’s Navy hosts Annual SeaPerch Competition at HESTEC 2016": Read More
  • America's NAVY: "America's Nave at the 15th Annual HESTEC" Read More



ONLINE PRINT (PDF available)
  • The Monitor, Main story - Pages B1 and B8: "Underwater Robotics: Students Compete in Nave SeaPerch Challenge during HESTEC at UTRGV"
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  • The Monitor, Sidebar story - Pages B1 and B8: "Harlingen High School big winners Friday"
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  • Valley Morning Star, A1 Centerpiece, A6 jump: "Water Works: Students dive deep into underwater robotics in SeaPerch competition"
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  • Brownsville Herald, A3: "Valley students compete during SeaPerch event held in Harlingen"
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ONLINE
  • Valley Morning Star: "Area schools compete in lively HESTEC 2016 Robotics Day" Read More
  • Rio Grande Guardian: "HESTEC celebrates 15th Anniversary" Read More
  • HCISD News - Read More
    • HCISD News: "Gutierrez robotics team to compete at HESTEC" Read More
    • HCISD News: "High school engineers make a splash at NAVE SeaPerch Competition" Read More
    • HCISD News: "HHS teams place in top 10 at HESTEC": Read More
    • HCISD News: PHOTO GALLERY - "HESTEC SeaPerch Challenge": Read More
    • HCISD News: VIDEO - "HESTEC SeaPerch Challenge": Read More



October 9, 2016

  • Brownsville Herald, Page C5, Community Photo and Cutline – "Local Robotics Day team"
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  • Valley Morning Star, Page A6: "Area schools compete in lively HESTEC 2916 Robotics Day"
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October 10, 2016

  • Valley Morning Star, Page A2, Photo of the Day – SeaPerch Challenge
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  • The Rider: "Young minds shine on Robotics Day" Read More


October 11, 2016

  • Valley Morning Star, Page A4, San Benito ISD Page – Two Photos: “NJROTC at HESTEC” and “Robotics team at HESTEC”
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  • Brownsville Herald, Page A7, Community Photo and Cutline: “Harlingen High wins SeaPerch Challenge”
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