Jul '04
UTPA Mariachi Aztlan takes first place at national competition
The University of Texas Pan American Mariachi Aztlan won first place in the College-University Division and Open Division at the 14th Annual Mariachi Spectacular in Albuquerque, New Mexico July 10.

Jul '04
Innovative UTPA course connects RGV teachers with top level scientists
Thirty-two Rio Grande Valley teachers are taking the opportunity this summer to interact with and learn from top experts in applied and biomedical sciences during a live, interactive video course offered at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jul '04
GEAR UP students participate in Young Leaders Conference
With dreams of becoming an engineer, seventeen year-old Edgar Fernandez understands the importance of being a great leader.

Jul '04
UTPA’s first May minimester rates well with students, faculty
Results from a survey conducted at the end of the first May minimester or mini-term offered at The University of Texas-Pan American May 10-27 indicated enrollment exceeded administration expectations and the majority of the faculty and student respondents would teach or take a minimester format course again.

Jul '04
Shell Oil continues support of UTPA Tex PREP program
Representatives from Shell Oil presented The University of Texas-Pan American with a $5,000 check from the Shell Oil Foundation during a visit to the campus June 30 continuing their past support of the University’s Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program (Tex PREP). Shell has been one of Tex PREP’s sponsors since 1997.

Jul '04
UTPA Mini Baja team places in top 25 in Midwest competition
Engineering talent and teamwork – not wings – allowed “Pegasus,” one of the two Mini Baja vehicles from The University of Texas-Pan American, to “fly” to 25th place recently in the 2004 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Midwest Mini Baja Competition in Milwaukee, Wis. The other UTPA team vehicle, named “Centaur,” placed 92nd out of the 137 national and international teams competing June 3-6.

Jul '04
UTPA Oracle project team celebrates CRM going “live”
Sporting bright yellow shirts and cheered on by Bucky the Bronc, members of the Customer Resource Management (CRM) team of the Oracle Implementation Project at The University of Texas-Pan American flipped a ceremonial switch June 21 declaring their portion now “live” or operational.

Texas Instruments to sponsor HESTEC 2004
Representatives from Texas Instruments (TI) were recently on The University of Texas-Pan American campus to extend their full support for this year’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC) during a two-day visit with HESTEC organizers.