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Sep '10
30
Students show off talent and skill at HESTEC Robotics Day
Los Fresnos High School's "Brave Little Toaster" lived up to its name Thursday, Sept. 30, coming back after one defeat to knock out John Paul II High School's "Hot Pocket" twice and capturing the top prize at the HESTEC Robotics Day Sumo Competition at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '10
30
STEM career opportunities focus of HESTEC breakout sessions for daughters, mothers
Daughters and their mothers and grandmothers got a taste of the teamwork and out-of-the-box thinking required of engineers when they took on building a "puff mobile" during a day devoted to promoting science, math and technology careers to South Texas women at Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week.

The construction of the puff mobile, a paper sailboat, was sponsored by Raytheon Corporation and one of the many breakout sessions offered during Latina Day Sept. 29.


Sep '10
29
Daughters and mothers urged to overcome obstacles during HESTEC Latina Day
Gemma Garza is not only determined to pursue a career as an X-ray technician for herself, she's doing it to provide a better life for her unborn daughter.

Sep '10
29
NASA’s Summer of Innovation and other exhibits spark interest in STEM at HESTEC
Jake Reyes likes and makes good grades in math and science but learned Sept. 28 that it's not easy being an astronaut.


Sep '10
28
Youth encouraged to follow dreams at HESTEC Student Leadership Day
Conservationist and TV host Jeff Corwin and Lockheed Martin's Vice President for Business Development for Integrated Defense Technology Maria Ruess urged high school students to pursue what they love and never let anyone deter them from achieving their dreams during the ninth annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Student Leadership Day event at The University of Texas-Pan American


Sep '10
28
HESTEC Science & Engineering Symposium recognizes student research
The University of Texas-Pan American College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science hosted the 10th annual Science and Engineering Symposium on Sept. 27 as part of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week.


Sep '10
27
Leaders push STEM education at HESTEC Educator Day Sept. 27
"What starts here, changes the world."

That is the message Jack Damron, Region One GEAR UP director, gave in his welcome to more than 600 Rio Grande Valley educators and administrators as the ninth annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology week of events kicked off with Educator Day Sept. 27 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '10
27
HESTEC 2010 begins with Congressional Dinner
UTPA kicked off its ninth annual HESTEC Week Sunday, Sept. 26, with its Congressional dinner at the Social Club in Edinburg. Shell Oil, Anheuser-Busch and TXU Energy sponsored the dinner event.


Sep '10
27
TXU Energy donates solar arrays to UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American and TXU Energy celebrated the strengthening of their partnership with the official unveiling of two solar arrays installed on campus.


Sep '10
23
Road to Pharmacy paves path for students
Though they traveled different roads, three prominent area pharmacists said it was hard work and determination that led them to their successful careers


Sep '10
22
HESTEC 2010 encourages youth to earn STEM degrees
Before President Barack Obama called for the nation to focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education crisis in 2009, UTPA was already tackling the issue with its annual HESTEC celebration.


Sep '10
22
Mexican play to open UTPA theatre season Oct. 6
The University Theatre Productions’ Mainstage performance of “The Clockmaker from Cordoba" opens the 2010-2011-theatre season at UTPA on Oct. 6. The production runs at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre on the campus Oct. 6-9, 8 p.m. and Oct. 10, 2 p.m.


Sep '10
21
Bronc Radio and TV receiving national recognition for three productions
Being nominated for a national award recognizing journalistic talent made Bronc Radio station manager Adriana Trevino feel akin to a famous movie character.

“I felt like Charlie from ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,’ when he won the golden ticket,” said Trevino, a senior majoring in broadcast journalism at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '10
21
Visitors Center's newest exhibition puts a spotlight on the mysteries of aging
Why do we age and can it be slowed down? Why does one kind of animal live longer than another? What will you look like 25 years from now?

You can explore all these questions and more about the mysteries of aging by visiting the newest exhibition – “The Amazing Feats of Aging” – open free to the public at The University of Texas-Pan American’s Visitors Center.


Sep '10
16
Global Security Studies Speakers Series hosts expert on Mexican politics Sept. 17
The kick off of the fall 2010 "Global Security Studies Speakers Series" at The University of Texas-Pan American will feature Dr. George W. Grayson, professor of government at the College of William & Mary and a well-known expert on Latin American politics, with a particular interest in Mexico.


Sep '10
15
UTPA's first regional technology startup - FibeRio - receives major funding
The University of Texas-Pan American's partnership with the Rio South Texas Region to increase technology-based economic development got a significant boost Sept. 14 with the announcement of major funding toward UTPA's first regional technology start-up company FibeRio Technology Corporation.


Sep '10
15
Grant, project aim to increase students' college readiness
Fall 2010 is the first semester in which new students to The University of Texas-Pan American can take developmental classes while still earning college credit, all thanks to a grant awarded to the University from The Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Sep '10
13
Citizens Police Academy starts Sept. 14
The UTPA Police Department is offering the University community an inside look at university policing.


Sep '10
10
NCAA self-study officially kicks off at UTPA
After forming a committee and collecting information throughout the summer, The University of Texas-Pan American formally began its yearlong self-study recently to be certified again by the NCAA.


Sep '10
9
UTPA at Starr County has a new permanent home
The University of Texas-Pan American at Starr County has a permanent building to call its own.


Sep '10
9
UTPA takes top national award for best higher education website
The University of Texas-Pan American’s revamped website hit the Internet in late August 2009. Since then, the website — www.utpa.edu — has been recognized with several awards of excellence. The latest trophy is the 2010 Best of the Web Award in the Higher Education Website category from the Center for Digital Education.


Sep '10
8
UTPA student first to participate in Washington, D.C., leadership training program
Anna Victoria Muñoz grew up as a migrant farmworker picking fruit, packing peaches and attending 16 different schools. Today the 20-year-old senior at The University of Texas-Pan American is preparing to become one of the next generation’s Latina leaders.


Sep '10
8
UTB graduate first to be commissioned through UTPA ROTC program
Fernando Reyna, a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet and a University of Texas at Brownsville graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice-police administration, became the first, under a partnership with UTB and The University of Texas-Pan American, to be commissioned as an officer with the United States Army Reserves, earning the title of second lieutenant.


Sep '10
7
Sustainability expert kicks off Distinguished Speakers Series Sept. 22 at UTPA
P. Simran Sethi, an award-winning journalist and sustainability expert, will appear as the first speaker at The University of Texas-Pan American's 2010-2011 Distinguished Speakers Series. Sethi will speak Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Fine Arts Auditorium.


Sep '10
2
Campus community celebrates Student Union's 10th birthday
The Student Union hosted a party at noon on the South Quad Wednesday, Sept. 1 to celebrate its 10th birthday.


Sep '10
2
A South Texas family sets up funds to help UTPA students find success
It was an emotional afternoon for scholarship recipients and donors who met for the first time and shared their stories of hardships and success during a luncheon held at The University of Texas-Pan American on behalf of the Cantu family.


Sep '10
2
A "Big Pour" just the start of what UTPA's new art foundry will produce
The pouring of a molten stream of 2200° F bronze into a mold drew "oohs" and "aahs" from an appreciative audience as they gathered to celebrate the aesthetic, educational, and economic potential of a new art foundry at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '10
2
Candidates for new provost to visit UTPA next week
The search for a new provost/vice president for Academic Affairs position at The University of Texas-Pan American has been narrowed down to three candidates who will visit the Edinburg campus starting next week to meet with the faculty, students and staff.


Sep '10
2
VAMOS, UTPA Foundation create $2 million scholarship endowment
A $1 million gift from VAMOS (Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities & Scholarships) that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The University of Texas -Pan American Foundation is a boon to the University in its efforts to help more and more students succeed, said UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen


Sep '10
1
Washington Monthly ranks UTPA among the best schools in nation
The University of Texas-Pan American is the best public university that offers master's degrees in the state, according to the national magazine Washington Monthly