The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Community Day

HESTEC 2017 Community Day Flyer

Saturday, October 7, 2017

HESTEC Community Day is a festival of science, engineering, and technology that features celebrated artists, educational presentations, interactive exhibits, and live musical performances by internationally recognized musicians. Tens of thousands of visitors attend Community Day, making it one of the most popular and highly attended events held on the campus and South Texas.

This free festival includes:

  • A main concert
  • UTRGV student organizations selling foods and highlighting fun family activities.
  • Information and activity booths by corporate, federal and university partners
  • Tours, presentations, and hands-on activities by UTRGV’s colleges
  • Interactive educational exhibits and so much more!


Master of Ceremonies:  Carlos Yustis, Telemundo

4:00 - 4:05 p.m. Welcome by Velinda Reyes, Assistant Vice President for Community Programs and Operations
4:05 - 4:35 p.m. Performance by UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Performance by Eddie Saenz
5:30 - 5:40 p.m. Remarks by Carlos Yustis, Telemundo
5:40 - 6:25 p.m. Performance by Matt & The Herdsmen
6:25 - 6:40 p.m. Remarks
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. Performance by Retoño
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Performance by Del Castillo

HESTEC 2017 Maya Exhibit

HESTEC 2017 IFSEEN poster