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New events added to 2005 HESTEC Week activities
By Gail Fagan, Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 02/08/2005
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The staff of The University of Texas-Pan American’s Division of External Affairs is preparing another exciting and educational weeklong series of events for the fourth annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25-Oct. 1 on the UTPA campus. Staff members pictured planning 2005 HESTEC Week include from left to right Gilbert Maldonado, Lydia Aleman, Yvette Padilla, Debby Grant and Sylvia Adalpe. Co-sponsored by UTPA and The Office of Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, HESTEC is designed to encourage Hispanics to seek careers in technology related fields by bringing in prominent industry, government and educational leaders as well as entertainment and sports celebrities onto to the campus to speak to thousands of students, parents and members of the community about the importance of science literacy. New additions to this year’s events include The Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) and the unveiling of a Hispanic National Medal of Science – the Alvarez Prize – an annual award which will be presented to a top Hispanic scientist or engineer commencing on the fifth anniversary HESTEC Week. For more information on HESTEC 2005 call 956/381-3361 or log on to www.hestec.org