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Sep '11
30
Alumni return to help recruit at Career Expo
Felicia Castillo said when she was growing up in the Rio Grande Valley she didn't know about the Raytheon Corporation until she came to a career fair at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '11
30
Los Fresnos High wins SeaPerch Challenge
With a little PVC pipe and a lot of ingenuity, nearly five dozen high school students from all over the Rio Grande Valley showed their engineering prowess during the SeaPerch Challenge Friday, Sept. 30 during The University of Texas-Pan American's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week.


Sep '11
29
Roma Middle School wins HESTEC Robotics Competition
The Roma Middle School robotics team learned a little lesson in faith during the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Robotics Day at The University of Texas-Pan American's Fieldhouse Thursday, Sept. 29.


Sep '11
29
HESTEC Latina Day helps girls find the path to success
Monica Saenz remembers the day she decided she was going to go to college.


Sep '11
28
Girls urged to dream big at HESTEC's Latina Day kickoff
Theresa Barrera, who rose from being a part-time cashier at Sam's Club to be a vice president of Supplier Diversity at Wal-Mart, one of the world's largest retailers, sent a strong message of empowerment during her speech to kick off HESTEC's Latina Day


Sep '11
28
HESTEC Middle School Challenge fuels students' STEM interests
Nearly 1,000 Rio Grande Valley middle school students found The University of Texas-Pan American Ballroom filled with enticing lights and mirrors, things that spin and glow and "light" and "dark" rooms as they entered the Little Shop of Physics Sept. 27.


Sep '11
27
Students learn their opportunities are limitless at HESTEC Student Leadership Day
Diego Leal was curious about the man for whom the school he attends is named— Michael E. Fossum Middle School in McAllen.


Sep '11
26
Teachers learn how to inspire students on HESTEC Educator Day
Edmundo Lopez had the opportunity to dip into his former profession Monday, Sept. 26 at The University of Texas-Pan American so that he could hone the skills in his current one to better prepare his students for science- and math-related skills.


Sep '11
26
HESTEC's Educator Day Roundtable focuses on student STEM success and challenges
Jesse Saldivar, senior adviser, U.S. Business Affairs at Shell, can't imagine any solution to any big problem we have had in the United States that hasn't come from science, technology or some type of engineering.


Sep '11
26
UTPA thanks supporters for HESTEC's decade of success
In 2004, Carlos T. Ramos Jr. was a senior at Rivera High School in Brownsville who came to HESTEC at The University of Texas-Pan American, hoping to win the first prize in the robotics competition -- a laptop computer.


Sep '11
23
The Estella Lane Treviño Endowed Scholarship honors a life of public service
As head of the Edinburg Housing Authority (EHA) for 39 years, Estella Lane Treviño became known as "Mrs. T." and a widely recognized and beloved advocate for the poor and senior citizens locally and statewide.


Sep '11
22
UTPA, UT System and UTB to hold Vista Summit
The University of Texas-Pan American, along with The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB), are bringing leaders of some of the world's most prominent philanthropic organizations to the Rio Grande Valley to learn how they can work together to transform the community.


Sep '11
21
UTPA’s fall theatre season off to a tragic start
Universally admired as not only one of William Shakespeare’s best plays, but also one of the greatest works of Western literature, “The Tragedy of King Lear” will open the University Theatre Productions fall season in October.


Sep '11
21
UTPA's continuing education: A great investment
Minerva Lopez is glad her employer knows that investing in employees is good business.


Sep '11
20
Two UTPA faculty members take on key positions in academic affairs division
Enhancing the opportunities for student success is the goal of a reorganization currently under way in the Division of Academic Affairs at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '11
19
S.J. Sethi new head of UTPA's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
The warm weather was uppermost in the mind of S.J. Sethi when she and her husband T.J., natives of India, chose The University of Texas-Pan American as the place in the United States to pursue their graduate degrees.


Sep '11
19
Weather station up and running at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American Environmental Science Program recently launched its own weather station to record and gather the weather activity at the campus and in the Edinburg area.


Sep '11
19
Local Order of Alhambra funds 11 UTPA student scholarships
Wearing their signature headpieces of the white fez, members of the Order of Alhambra Mosara Caravan No. 260 of McAllen, Texas had the opportunity to meet the 2011-2012 recipients of their scholarship fund to The University of Texas-Pan American Aug. 8.


Sep '11
15
NSF grant allows UTPA faculty to study building materials from the bottom up
Plants, animals and all things in nature build themselves up from the tiniest particles into full-sized structures. Drs. Matthew Patitz and Robert Schweller, assistant professors of computer science at The University of Texas-Pan American, want to figure out how to replicate what nature does.


Sep '11
14
UTPA pauses to remember on 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
“I will pray for all of the families that lost their loved ones”—Jake.

“I will send a magazine to friends who are serving overseas”—Adriana.

“I will try my hardest to be a better citizen”—Talina.

Those are just some of the moving messages that are scribbled onto scraps of red, white and blue construction paper at The University of Texas Pan American’s Student Union building.


Sep '11
12
UTPA is named a military friendly school
Anthony Beltran entered the U.S. Army because he knew it would allow him to pursue higher education. And when he left the military in 2006, he knew the school he wanted to attend to use his educational benefits: The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '11
6
President Nelsen calls UT Pan Am an "agent of transformation" at Convocation
Everyone at The University of Texas Pan-American must work together to make UTPA an "agent of transformation" for the entire Rio Grande Valley, President Robert S. Nelsen said Friday in his upbeat Fall Convocation address to faculty and staff.


Sep '11
6
Bronc Roundup helps new students acclimate to college life
The University of Texas-Pan American made sure its newest Broncs felt at home by hosting its first annual Bronc Roundup, August 26-28.


Sep '11
2
UTPA’s Office for Sustainability hosts workshop on alternative transportation
The Office of Sustainability at The University of Texas-Pan American began its series of workshops promoting green living Aug. 24 with a discussion on alternative transportation.