Hundreds of South Texas mothers and their daughters were invited to participate in Latina Day, a day solely dedicated to inspiring young Hispanic females to consider careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas, during the eighth annual HESTEC Week.
Nearly 1,000 middle school and high school GEAR UP students visited The University of Texas-Pan American during Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week’s Student Leadership Day Sept. 29.
Thousands are expected to flock to The University of Texas-Pan American Saturday, Oct. 3 for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Community Day, which heads into its eighth year as one of South Texas’ most popular family festivals celebrating technology and the sciences.
The eighth annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas-Pan American “lifted off” Sept. 28 with a day dedicated to South Texas educators and the important role they play in preparing students for the future – a future that will require more students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.
The Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology (HESTEC) program held annually at The University of Texas-Pan American inspired McAllen native, Juan Antonio Valdez Guzman, to pursue a career in engineering. Now he is back at HESTEC, not as a student, but as a presenter hoping to make a difference in student’s lives, the way presenters made a difference in his six years ago.
If you would like to see a real “moon rock” up close, touch a piece of Mars, or take a spin on a space bike, visit the newest exhibition in the Visitors Center at The University of Texas-Pan American – “Space: A Journey to Our Future.”
Ten years ago, Alyssa Reyna never imagined she would be where she is today – a junior at The University of Texas-Pan American who plans to pursue a master’s in public administration after graduation. She credits Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) for showing her that higher education opportunities beyond high school were possible, even for someone from a small town like Monte Alto, Texas.
The annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas-Pan American blasts into its eighth year, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, of celebrating careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and emphasizing the importance of these areas of study to South Texas youth.
The University of Texas-Pan American’s Office of Career Services will host the HESTEC Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse and Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex.
The last of four candidates being considered as a finalist to be the eighth president of The University of Texas-Pan American visited the campus Sept. 23.
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, met with various UTPA constituencies including faculty, students and staff during a daylong schedule of meetings, lunches and open forums.
Starting in spring 2010 students at The University of Texas-Pan American will get a chance to build their own mobile robots during a special section of an introduction to computer science course, which will be offered primarily to females and non-computer science majors.
The University of Texas-Pan American has announced it has been awarded $280,000 in Work-Study Mentorship Program funding over the next two years from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
The Department of History and Philosophy at The University of Texas-Pan American will offer the South Texas community the opportunity to learn about the unique perspective that one of UTPA’s most famous graduates brought to considering race, gender and sexuality at the border through the Anzaldúa Speakers Series in Philosophy.
MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are a few of the online social networks that were behind the theme of the third annual Sophomore Conference held at The University of Texas-Pan American Business Administration Building on Sept. 18.
The University of Texas-Pan American Library added to its prestige recently after being selected the only library in Texas to receive the Soul of a People grant sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The University of Texas-Pan American will increase its educational outreach by partnering with The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and Laredo Community College to offer distance education courses for area students, which will lead to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree or a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from UTPA.
The University of Texas-Pan American has been awarded a $100,000 grant over two years from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to fund a project providing new opportunities for South Texas students to earn college credit while still in high school.
The University of Texas-Pan American has been awarded a $19,965 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read, a nationwide initiative to restore reading to the center of American life. UTPA was one of 268 organizations that received the grant and will partner with the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg to host Big Read activities Valleywide. This is the second funded grant UTPA has received from the NEA to host The Big Read. Last year UTPA received funds to host a Big Read for Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me, Ultima.
Dr. Jeremy D. Brown, one of four candidates for the presidency at The University of Texas-Pan American, was the first to visit the campus and interview with key officials Wednesday, Sept. 16 as part of the search process for UTPA’s eighth president.
Renovations planned for the Student Union at The University of Texas-Pan American mean soon students will no longer have to “sweat” the problem of finding a shaded spot to sit outside under the blazing South Texas sun or a meeting room for their organization to gather, or locating a table inside to eat.
Safety comes first for The University of Texas-Pan American Police Department. On Aug. 21, University police hosted an active shooter drill at Troxell Residence Hall. Staff and students participated to make the drill a success.
“Futures So Bright” was the message sent to students at the fourth annual Freshmen Convocation Sept. 3 at the Student Union, as the class of 2013 was given an official welcome into The University of Texas-Pan American family.
The impact of arsenic on the Laguna Madre ecosystem will be the focus of undergraduate research at The University of Texas-Pan American this coming year thanks to a grant of $768,552 by the National Science Foundation’s Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) in the Biological Sciences program.