The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


HESTEC Schedule

Educator Day

Monday, October 2, 2017
Sponsored by: Shell

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.

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Student Leadership Day

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Secondary level students are introduced to a wide range of career opportunities in the STEM fields through motivational speakers and breakout sessions.

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Latina Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Female students and mothers throughout South Texas are brought together to participate in hands-on workshops and hear inspiring stories of prominent minority women from different walks of life and industries.

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Robotics Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Teams compete in obstacle courses that integrate STEM concepts, providing them with a first-hand learning experience on the fundamentals of engineering and commercialization.

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U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge

Friday, October 6, 2017

The goal of this event is to spark students' interest in science and math, so that they become inspired in pursuing a higher education and aspire to be a part of our next generation of engineers and scientists.

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Middle School Challenge

Tuesday, October 3 - Friday, October 6, 2017

Middle school students participate in hands-on workshops and attend engaging educational exhibits centered on STEM.

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Fall Career Expo

Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Brownsville; Friday, Oct. 6 in Edinburg

Representatives from corporations and government agencies showcase their organization, interview students for internships and recruit prospective graduates for future employment. While the focus is on careers on STEM fields, the expo is open to all majors and all areas of study.

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Community Day

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.

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