Tag Archives: STEM

STC Receives Rare NSF Grant


South Texas College is the recipient of a significant grant directly from the National Science Foundation to support students in STEM fields. The grant of $649,369 is part of NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant. It provides scholarships to two cohorts of 20 undergraduate students pursuing various associate degrees. These include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. The funding period for the grant is…

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UTRGV Summer Camps Expand to Brownsville, SPI

UTRGV summer camps

Summer is in full swing and camps are the way to go for many students. This summer, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. Topics range from marine science to teaching to chess. Upcoming camps taking place throughout June and July include: Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences offers two summer camps in June and…

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UTRGV Hosts STEM Symposium For Latinas

NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers on May 16-17 at The Pearl South Padre Resort. The event will address best practices and lessons to enhance successful STEM careers, This is the first part of a two-part series on Latinas in STEM academic careers. The series addresses how work-life issues, policies/practices, mentoring and climate affect their pathways/pipelines, recruitment, retention and…

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McAllen Student to Participate in NASA program

Mia Cano, a junior of the Lamar Academy/IB Programme in McAllen, has been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center this summer to participate in the High School Aerospace Scholars program. Cano is one of 270 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of this unique NASA program. The selection of students comes after individual nominations from state legislators. During the school year, select students completed a 16-week…

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Mission Partnership Promotes STEM Careers

Mission junior high students who participated in the recent SEAD Academy (photo Mission EDC)

Mission junior high students recently received a taste of innovation and technology thanks to a partnership between SEAD (Science, Engineering, Art and Design) Academy, Mission Economic Development Corporation, and Texas A&M University Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. Together, the collaborators participated in the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers program. After holding the first Smart Home Competition in June 2017 in Bryan, Texas, SEAD Academy…

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UTRGV Receives Grant for Latina STEM

Latinas in STEM

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley a $249,992 grant for the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING STEM Latinas in Academic Careers. The federal funds will be made available to UTRGV on Aug. 1. The funding allows UTRGV to place emphasis on increasing the number of Latinas in STEM workforce areas. The NSF symposium will provide a national platform to  discuss and address the issues that affect…

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Inspiring Leaders in STEM at UTRGV

Havidan Rodriguez

Magazine recognizes provost, faculty UTRGV Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Havidán Rodríguez is an Inspiring Leader in STEM according to INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Two UTRGV faculty members join him in the distinction, Karen Lozano and Marie Mora. The three will appear in the September issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, along with 39 other recipients. The Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award honors professionals from underrepresented groups…

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Local Educators Certified in STEM

61 Educators Trained by STC The second cohort of faculty receiving certification by South Texas College are now ready to guide student in STEM careers. The 61 educators are the latest graduates of the RGV STEM Faculty Institute. Working under the auspices of the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator, faculty members from school districts across the Valley completed intensive professional development training with the intent to enrich students’ learning experience…

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TSC Receives STEM Camp Funding

TWC awards $90k for STEM camps Texas Southmost College has received $90,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission for a summer youth camp. The camp focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The funding comes from the Governor’s Summer Merit Program. The grant provides high school age students with camps that prepare them for future high-skill, high-demand jobs. Thanks to the grant, students can attend at no cost to them.…

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Final Round of RGV STEM Faculty Institute

Faculty from across the Valley attended the last cohort meeting on Oct. 6, 2016 (photo STC)

Institute Cohort III begins July 25 South Texas College’s STEM Faculty Institute will take place over the course of seven days throughout the summer and fall. The program is for faculty from across the Valley, providing intensive training with the intent to enrich students’ learning experience. The sessions are held July 25-28 in the summer, and also Sept. 28-29 and Nov. 2 in the fall. The Institute seeks to introduce new…

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