The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Educator Day

Educator Day
 
Sponsored By
 
shell

Monday, October 2, 2017

Educators, administrators, and superintendents visit the campus and sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley to participate in workshops, keynote speakers and the Congressional Panel on STEM Literacy, centered around presenting best practices and successful strategies to encourage Hispanic students to pursue STEM fields of study.

Agenda

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: UTRGV Edinburg Campus Ballroom

Fee:There is no cost to attend, as HESTEC has covered this via support from our sponsors.

Mistress of Ceremonies:Daisy Martinez, Reporter, KRGV-TV Channel 5
7:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast for Educator Day Attendees
9:00 a.m. Welcome by Mistress of Ceremonies Daisy Martinez, Reporter, KRGV-TV Channel 5
9:05 a.m. Remarks by Efren Rodriguez, UTRGV HESTEC ExxonMobil Educator Day 2016 Award Recipient
9:10 a.m. University Welcome by Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTRGV
9:15 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Cornelio Gonzalez, Executive Director, Region One Education Service Center
9:20 a.m. Congressional Welcome
9:25 a.m. Sponsor Remarks by Tina Aguirre, Downstream Retail Services and Operations Manager, Shell
9:35 a.m. Remarks by Ruben Hinojosa, Special Assistant to the President, UTRGV
9:40 a.m. Special Keynote Address by Scott Thompson, Assistant Executive Director, Panasonic Foundation
10:00 a.m. Distinguished Panel on STEM Literacy Discussion
  • Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) via video
  • Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) via video
  • Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) via video
  • Dr. Guy Bailey, President, UTRGV
  • Tina Aguirre, ITSO (Information Technology 2.0 Programme & Transformation Manager), ITSO – Strategy & Planning, Shell Downstream Inc.
  • CAPT Thomas C. Herzig, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy
  • Kate Rogers, Executive Vice President, The Holdsworth Center
  • Dr. Arturo Cavazos, Superintendent, Harlingen Consolidated School District
11:25 a.m. Remarks by Efren Rodriguez, UTRGV HESTEC ExxonMobil Educator Day 2016 Award Recipient
11:30 a.m. Remarks and Recognition of the UTRGV HESTEC ExxonMobil Educator Day 2017 Awards by Mr. Rosendo Cruz, Program Manager, ExxonMobil; Region One ESC GEAR UP; and Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTRGV
  • Jerri Pineda, Math, Santa Rosa HS
  • Ricardo Ramirez, Science, San Benito HS
11:40 a.m. Remarks by CAPT Thomas C. Herzig, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy
11:45 a.m. Keynote Address by Stephen Ritz, STEM / STEAM Executive Director, Green Bronx Machine
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Walk to First Breakout Session
1:00 p.m. First Breakout Session
1:50 p.m. Dismissal & Walk to Breakout Session
2:00 p.m. Second Breakout Session
2:50 p.m. Walk to Ballroom
3:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Raffle
3:15 p.m. Conclusion