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Boeing Engineers to Brownsville students at TSC ITECH Campus.

Boeing Engineers to Brownsville students at TSC ITECH Campus.

TEXAS VALLEY COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY 1098 W. Expressway 83, Mercedes TX 78570 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: David Alvarado DATE: October 21, 2015 Phone: (956) 373-3484 INVITATION TO THE MEDIA We look forward to seeing you, Friday, October 23, for the BISD & Texas Valley Communities Foundation will host a presentation by Boeing Engineers […]

Brownsville ISD implements Reybotics Engineering and Aerospace CAMP

Brownsville ISD implements Reybotics Engineering and Aerospace CAMP

“We are launching a K-12 Aerospace Initiative designed to insipre and motivate students towards space-related careers, ” said Bertha Pena, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “These programs of study will prepare students to meet the increasing demand for engineers and the emerging science fields.” During the summer ENCORE worked with Brownsville ISD to implement […]

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 […]

UTRGV joins national network to support female STEM faculty

UTRGV joins national network to support female STEM faculty

By Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 7, 2015 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will enter a network of seven minority-serving institutions to expand scholarly activities for female faculty in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the social and behavioral sciences. A $749,273, five-year grant to Jackson State University […]

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC 2015

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC 2015

By Jennifer L. Berghom EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 9, 2015 – Lessons learned at last year’s HESTEC led the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest High School team to victory in the fifth annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, held Friday, Oct. 9, at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week. The team […]

Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

By Cheryl Taylor EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 6, 2015 – Rudy De La Torre, Anthony Garcia, Isaiah Ray and Odette Banda were among the Weslaco High School GEAR UP students who spent the day at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during HESTEC Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6. After breakfast in the […]

Elementary students get their first lesson in robotics

Elementary students get their first lesson in robotics

By Raul Garcia Jr. A total of 100 Mercedes ISD migrant students from Kennedy, North, Travis and Hinojosa Elementary were given a presentation on Wednesday about robotics and aerospace engineering by local robotics expert, Heriberto Reynoso. “It was really good and we learned a lot about robots,” said Michael Carrion, Kennedy Elementary fifth grader. “I […]

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