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Sep '12
28
Job seekers get glimpse of opportunities at Career Expo
Gabriel Escobedo, a junior majoring in computer engineering, said he appreciated the chance to get a look at his employment options when he attended the Career Expo Friday, Sept. 28 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


RGC High School emerges victorious in HESTEC SeaPerch Challenge
The Rio Grande City High School A team blew the competition out of the water with its swift watercraft "Nautilus" Friday, Sept. 28 during the SeaPerch Challenge at The University of Texas-Pan American's 11th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) conference.


UTPA invites public to Graduate School Information Session Series
The Office of Graduate Studies at The University of Texas-Pan American will host a series of information sessions that highlight master's and doctoral degrees in each of the seven colleges at the University.


Sep '12
27
Veterans Middle School knocks out competition at HESTEC Robotics Day
Knocking all the required blocks off an obstacle course with more than a minute to spare with its robot "Nano Doctor," the Veterans Middle School team from Rio Grande City secured its place as champion of the 2012 Robotics Day at The University of Texas-Pan American Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) conference.


Student abducted safely returned to family
The female student abducted Tuesday has been safely recovered and returned to her family.


Sep '12
26
Valley mothers and daughters get fired up about STEM at HESTEC's Latina Day
Learning science became as exciting as watching a fast-paced action movie for hundreds of Rio Grande Valley mothers and daughters who gathered Sept. 26 at The University of Texas-Pan American for Latina Day during Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week.


Mother-daughter teams bond during Latina Day workshops
South Texas mothers and their daughters mustered up the imagination and resourcefulness that engineers need when they joined forces to assemble a marshmallow tower during a day committed to promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers to women.


Abduction on campus under investigation
The University of Texas-Pan American and its police department are working with local law enforcement agencies to investigate an abduction that occurred Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at approximately 7:15 p.m. in a parking lot on the University campus. The investigation is ongoing.


Sep '12
25
OMG, science is cool, fun and exciting say Middle School Challenge visitors
"Awesome" and "really cool" were the words of the day as hundreds of Rio Grande Valley middle school students stepped foot into the Little Shop of Physics exhibit of 150 hands-on displays they could pick up, manipulate, have fun with and learn from during the second day of HESTEC Sept. 25 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Students learn about endless possibilities at HESTEC
The eyes of nearly 800 middle school students from all over South Texas were glued to the projector screens as they got a glimpse into the future during their visit to The University of Texas-Pan American Tuesday, Sept. 25.


Student Leadership Day breakout sessions motivate students
Eighth grader Brittany Sandoval was easily drawn in by breakout sessions that offered exciting presentations and hands-on activities from major corporations such as Time Warner Cable, IBM and Raytheon during Student Leadership Day Sept. 25 at the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (HESTEC).


New center at UTPA fuels a bright future in STEM education
The University of Texas-Pan American celebrated the opening of a new center Sept. 24 focused on strengthening the academic programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and increasing the number of STEM graduates, particularly from underrepresented groups.


Educators urged to ignite the possibilities during HESTEC
About 400 teachers from middle schools throughout South Texas were encouraged to ignite interest in science and math in their students during The University of Texas-Pan American's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week during Educator Day Monday, Sept. 24.


Sep '12
24
ExxonMobil Corp. honors top STEM teachers at HESTEC Educators Day
The University of Texas-Pan American and ExxonMobil Corp. awarded the UTPA HESTEC ExxonMobil Educator Day 2012 Award to four middle school teachers who were chosen by their peers as the best in their field in preparing students for higher education and successful careers.

The finalists, two science and two math teachers, were chosen out of 20 candidates.


Middle school teachers experience science wonderland at HESTEC
Hector Martinez had the rare chance to revert back to being a student Monday, Sept. 24 at The University of Texas-Pan American during Educator Day at Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.


HESTEC opens with Congressional Dinner
The University of Texas-Pan American began its 11th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) conference Sunday, Sept. 23 with a dinner honoring its sponsors and other supporters of the program.


Sep '12
21
The good, the bad and the ugly reign at Visitors Center exhibit on microbes
A new traveling exhibition on display at The University of Texas-Pan American will take its visitors on an interactive eye-opening trip through the unseen and mysterious world of the smallest forms of life on earth.


Sep '12
20
COLTT displays improved online operations at open house
The University of Texas-Pan American's Center for Online Learning, Teaching and Technology (COLTT) hosted an open house Sept. 14 to showcase upgrades and improvements made to the services they offer and introduce new ones to faculty and students.


Sep '12
19
Carve out time to view the sculpture of art professor Richard Hyslin
Viewers will feel fortunate to have the opportunity to gaze upon the creativity and skills of University of Texas-Pan American art professor Richard Hyslin at his current exhibition titled "Lucky and Friends."


Students: Display your creativity at Gender and Women's Studies Program exhibit
Students' creative works exploring issues of gender identity, dynamics, oppression and empowerment will be the focus of an exhibition and competition hosted by the Gender and Women's Studies Program at The University of Texas-Pan American.


‘Crawling with Monsters’ creeps onto UTPA stage this October
This October, South Texas will have the opportunity to experience "Crawling with Monsters," the production that critics across the country hail as a “fascinating collage-like portrait of a community in crisis,” at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre at UT Pan American.


Sep '12
18
UTPA celebrates 85th birthday with Hidalgo County Commissioners Court
The University of Texas-Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen and Vice President for University Advancement Veronica Gonzales accepted a proclamation from the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court commemorating the University's 85th anniversary during the court's meeting Sept. 18.


Sep '12
17
UTPA deemed Military Friendly School for second year in a row
For the second year in a row, The University of Texas-Pan American has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.


Sep '12
12
Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers to meet Sept. 27-29 at UTPA
Faculty, students, and the community at large are invited to greet and hear poets and prose writers from all over the state at the annual conference of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers (TACWT). The conference will be held Sept. 27-29 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Sep '12
11
UTPA receives $3.1 million grant to support women in STEM academic careers
The University of Texas-Pan American has received a $3.1 million award from the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Program that will support its development as an exemplary Hispanic-Serving Institution in attracting and nurturing women, especially Hispanic women, in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and careers.


Support program eases new faculty transition into campus and community
Dr. Stephen Merino, a new assistant professor of sociology at The University of Texas-Pan American, feels fortunate to get a tenure-track position right out of graduate school.


Sep '12
8
85 years young Sept. 9: Happy birthday UTPA!
In 1927, Charles Lindbergh had just become the nation's hero for completing the first non-stop solo transatlantic flight in an airplane and New York Yankee Babe Ruth made his record-breaking 60 home runs in a season.


Sep '12
6
BSN students' skills prove to be invaluable at Operation Lone Star
Students in The University of Texas-Pan American's nursing program offered a helping hand over the summer during the annual Operation Lone Star health clinics held at various locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. This was the first time UTPA's nursing students participated in the event.


Sep '12
5
Rebekah Hamilton appointed director of the University Writing Center
Following a competitive national search, The Office of Undergraduate Studies at The University of Texas-Pan American has appointed Dr. Rebekah Hamilton as the director of the University Writing Center.


UTPA and UAT renew articulation agreement
The University of Texas-Pan American and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) reaffirmed their commitment to educating students on both sides of the border by renewing their articulation agreement on Monday, Aug 20.