About Us

HESTEC Overview

Since its inception, the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Week has become a nationally recognized model for promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers among young people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will build on the program’s legacy of promoting STEM education to further prepare the next generation of students who will be changing the world through STEM.

Project Objectives

  • To raise an awareness of the opportunities available within STEM fields
  • To encourage students to consider careers in STEM
  • To promote higher education in the Rio Grande Valley

HESTEC Success

Throughout its history, HESTEC has reached:

  • Over 8,000 Educators.
  • Over 58,000 Middle & High School Students.
  • Over 22,000 College Students through HESTEC’s Career Expo.
  • 45 Corporate Partners Nationwide.
  • Nationally-Recognized Guest Speakers.
  • Award-Winning Talent.
  • Over 1 Million Impacted.
  • Recognized as a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics


UTRGV Campus location map in Edinburg, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, South Padre Island, and Rio Grande City