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UTRGV Civil Engineering Ranks High

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been ranked in the top seven colleges in Texas for civil engineering majors by Zippia.com, a career resource website. (photo by UTRGV)

Top-rated program set to expand in 2018 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of the top colleges in Texas for civil engineering majors according to Zippia, a career resource website. UTRGV’s civil engineering program comes in at a ranking of seven on the list. The only other UT System university, UT Austin, was third. The civil engineering program began in 2010 and offers four areas of study. Those include environmental and…

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UTRGV Student Debt One of Lowest in State

UTRGV campus (photo UTRGV)

University ranks sixth among 56 Texas universities The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is sixth in Texas for lowest student loan debt. The ranking comes from LendEdu.com, which evaluated 56 colleges and universities using data licensed from Peterson’s, a college and graduate school resource for prospective students. The website ranked colleges in terms of average student loan debt, per borrower, at graduation for the Class of 2016. The top-ranked Texas…

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UTRGV Fall Career Expo Open for Businesses

UTRGV mechanical engineering major Andres Garcia at last year's Fall Career Expo. (photo by David Pike, UTRGV)

Multi-campus event takes place Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley Career Center hosts its Fall Career Expo at the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses in October. Representatives from corporations and government agencies are invited showcase their organization, interview students for internships and recruit prospective graduates for future employment. The expos take place on the Brownsville campus Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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UTRGV Director Achieves Highest Certification

Dr. Lydia López Aguilera, director of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley/UT Austin College of Pharmacy and clinical associate professor in the UTRGV Cooperative Pharmacy Program, has added another level of expertise with board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy from the National Board of Pharmacy Specialties. (photo by Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

Aguilera certified in ambulatory care pharmacy Director of the UTRGV/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program Dr. Lydia López Aguilera has achieved board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy from the National Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Board certification through the BPS is recognized as the highest standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced levels of practice. Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists focus primarily on the special needs of patients…

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UTRGV Ranks High in Hispanic Graduation

This decorated mortarboard, worn at the UTRGV Commencement ceremony on the Brownsville Campus on May 12, displays the pride of accomplishment UTRGV students are known for: “Juntos (together), we rise.” (photo by David Pike, UTRGV)

Rankings include awarding of bachelor’s degrees The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is third in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, according to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. The magazine’s “Top 100 2017 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” ranks the top schools in the country in enrolling and awarding degrees to Hispanic students. It uses information from surveys conducted in 2015 by the National Center for Education…

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‘Fab Lab’ Plants Seeds of Creativity

UTRGV students Vilma Flores and Alissa Flores with Dr. Emmett Tomai, UTRGV Computer Science Associate Professor, on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the UTRGV Fabrication Lab in the Visual Arts Building in Edinburg, Texas. (Photo by Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

Lab serves underprivileged areas Technology, science and art will come together in a learning laboratory setting to design new products. Two faculty members at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are teaming up to create what will be known as a fabrication laboratory, or “fab lab.” Donna Sweigart, associate professor of art, and Dr. Emmett Tomai, associate professor of computer science, received an Internal Seed Research Program grant from…

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UTRGV Receives Funding for I-Corps Site

NSF Innovations Corps

National Science Foundation awards almost a half million dollars The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is the recipient of $499,985 in federal funding to establish an NSF Innovation Corps Site. The I-Corps site, funded by the National Science Foundation, will be in the university’s Center for Industrialization and Commercialization. NSF I-Corps Sites are designed to foster local innovation and entrepreneurship, especially among minority and female students who are normally…

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The Business of Bees

Dr. Joanne Rampersad-Ammons with bee hives during a summer fellowship to study issues concerning honey bee health. (photo UTRGV)

UTRGV associate professor works to preserve honey bees Honey bees play an vital role in the agricultural economy of South Texas and a Rio Grande Valley professor has embarked on research that could help combat losses of these important pollinators. Dr. Joanne Rampersad-Ammons, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, spent time this summer studying apiculture (bee keeping) and issues affecting honey bee health, thanks…

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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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Economic Boost from Under the Sea

UTRGV researchers are building one of the biggest artificial “low-profile” reefs in the Gulf of Mexico off the South Texas coast. (UTRGV photo by Veronica Gaona)

Man-made RGV Reef impacts local environment and economy Red snapper is one of the important commercial fish along the lower Texas Gulf Coast and researchers are building an artificial reef to help maintain and grow habitat for that popular fish and other species. In 2015 red snapper hauls totaled more than 2.2 million pounds, according to the Texas Almanac. That catch was worth more than $9.4 million. Researchers from UTRGV’s…

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