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ULA donates $4,000 to elementary STEM

ULA donates $4,000 to elementary STEM

The United Launch Alliance presented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District with a check in the amount of $4,000 to help fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at the elementary level. With robotics now being a UIL-sanctioned activity HCISD’s objective is to bring robotics to scale by introducing the program to early adopters […]

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge

By Karen Perez EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 7, 2015 – Marco Botello, an eighth-grade student from Elias Longoria Middle School in Edinburg, was given the challenge of building a rocket using three items: an index card, a single straw and a piece of clay. He only needed the latter two, though. Using the straw and […]

First Class: Freshman aims for accelerated medical degree through A-PRIME TIME

First Class: Freshman aims for accelerated medical degree through A-PRIME TIME

By VICKY BRITO BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – AUG. 11, 2015 – Jesús Roberto Franco, salutatorian of the Porter Early College High School class of 2015, has had a desire to work in a medical profession since he was very young. Now, he will begin that journey as part of the A-PRIME TIME Success Academy, hosted at […]

Edinburg CISD math teachers accepted into Texas Graduate Center

Edinburg CISD math teachers  accepted into Texas Graduate Center

Edinburg High School Mathematics teachers, Jorge Ibanez and Daniel Lara, have been accepted into Mathematics for Teaching Graduate Program through the Harvard Extension School. This opportunity to pursue a Master of Liberal Arts Degree through the prestigious program is offered in partnership with the Texas Graduate Center, which is a component of the Texas Valley […]

Robert Vela HS juniors undergo required CPR training

Robert Vela HS juniors undergo required CPR training

Robert Vela High School junior students received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the RVHS gymnasium. Last July, Texas lawmakers approved a bill (House Bill 897) requiring high schools to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation to students at least once before graduating. Students received “hands-on” training with a mannequin, to enable them to learn the psycho-motor skills […]

Pace Math Team Earns First Place

Pace Math Team Earns First Place

Pace Early College High School earned the 1st Place Team Award at the 3rd Annual Texas A&M University Kingsville 2014 Javelina Cup Mathematics Competition held on Saturday, December 13, 2014. A total of 20 Pace students took the ALEKS program, a scheduled comprehensive assessment which is currently used for college level course work at Texas […]

Lyford CISD designated a STEM District

Lyford CISD designated a STEM District

As an academic subject, engineering has traditionally been reserved for college students, however Lyford CISD students as young as first grade will be tackling engineering challenges as part of their classroom activities. Last year, Lyford CISD launched a successful Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL21) initiative. For the second year they will continue […]

Los Fresnos Students visit the White House

Los Fresnos Students visit  the White House

Resaca Middle School students who created the “Hello Navi” app drew national attention and had two big showings over the summer on opposite coasts of the United States. “Hello Navi” provides visually-impaired students a technological way to access campus wings, classrooms, bathrooms, gym and other parts of campus just by speaking into their phone. The […]

SpaceX inspires Educational professionals and impacts students

SpaceX inspires Educational professionals and impacts students

By Raul Garcia Jr. SpaceX will have a final count down to launch rockets into space from Boca Chica Beach. In the mean-time the talk of SpaceX is gearing up teachers and administrators to get their schools ready to teach their students about Aerospace engineering. “One of our goals is to expand aerospace engineering to […]

Robotics Expert joins ENCORE to deliver world-class CAMPs in the Rio Grande Valley

Robotics Expert  joins ENCORE to deliver world-class CAMPs in the Rio Grande Valley

Local Valley resident, Heriberto Reynoso, has a passion for robotics. He began as a young child with the artistic, architectural model-building medium, LEGO. He would spend endless hours building up robots, cars, boats and buildings. He later began taking apart household appliances for parts to use on his robots. Today he is gearing up to […]

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