In the News - 2017

Science fair project, ISEF serve as catalyst

Science fair project, ISEF serve as catalyst

In 1996, Ruben Reyes had to come up with a science fair project for his Advanced Placement physics class at Rivera High School, and the experience changed his life.

Reyes was a junior then and still not quite sure what he would do after graduation. The project he and two friends devised was so successful it qualified for that year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Tucson, Ariz..

Harlingen students build electric cars for competition

Harlingen students build electric cars for competition

HARLINGEN — First they shot for the moon.

Then it was 20,000 leagues under the sea.

Now, they are headed to the "brickyard," right in their own backyard at the Brownsville airport. "It's very exciting because I have never driven a car like this," said Daniella Monroy, 16, a junior in the Harlingen High School Engineering and Technology Club.

BISD teachers take part in Greenpower training

BISD teachers take part in Greenpower training

Stillman Middle School teacher Tony Padilla has overseen teams of students build robots for competition, but never an electric race car.

That was why Padilla and several other teachers, from BrownsvilleIndependentSchool District and across the Rio GrandeValley, attended a training workshop Friday morning at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville campus.

Image of Eleven UTRGV Students Spend 85th Texas Legislative Session as Interns

Eleven UTRGV Students Spend 85th Texas Legislative Session as Interns

La Feria News - June 16, 2017

Working as an intern at the 85th legislative session at the Texas State Capitol motivated Alondra Galvan, a senior criminal justice major at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, to run for president of UTRGV’s student governing body, the Student Government Association.

Image of UTRGV honors community partners at awards ceremony

UTRGV honors community partners at awards ceremony

April 20, 2017 - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Office of Community Engagement and Assessment presented its Distinguished Community Engagement Partner Award to the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management and the United Way of South Texas for providing learning and volunteer opportunities to students.

Image of UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán brings its music to San Diego, Chicago, for Spring Break workshops and performances

UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán brings its music to San Diego, Chicago, for Spring Break workshops and performances

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 28, 2017 – UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán spent Spring Break attending, performing and teaching at two national mariachi festivals.

The group was invited to teach workshops for 300 students from California, Nevada and Arizona at the University of San Diego on March 10 and 11 as part of the fifth annual Mariachi Showcase, which is part of the National City Chamber of Commerce’s Mariachi Festival.

Image of Authors urge students to use their voices for social justice

Authors urge students to use their voices for social justice

EDINBURG - U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Texas-based author and publisher Bryce Milligan stressed the importance literature has in promoting social justice and encouraged students to use their literary voices to uplift their communities and speak out against injustice.

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Vela, Mr. Amigo meet with UTRGV, TSC students

Charro Days could not have come at a more important time in the history of the United States than in this moment, according to Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville).

Vela took a few minutes to reaffirm his and the community of Brownsville’s support for good relations with Mexico at the Charreada hosted by Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Thursday afternoon.