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UTRGV Kauffman FastTrac Coming to Harlingen

Kauffman FastTrac

The Harlingen EDC is once again sponsoring the seven-week business course, Kauffman FastTrac. The UTRGV Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center-led course is open to up to 10 participants who are currently looking to open or grow their business in Harlingen. This in-person course will be held once a week every Tuesday from April 5 to May 17. Participants will meet from 6-9 p.m. at the Harlingen EDC office. This $700 course…

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UTRGV Receives $1.5M NSF Grant

Dr. Timothy Huber (Photo David Pike, UTRGV)

The National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded UTRGV a $1.5 million grant to support a growing need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technicians. The UTRGV grant is now active and goes to a five-year project. It will fund scholarships for 60 full-time, first-generation college graduates pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics or physics. Incoming graduate students can receive up to two years of financial support. The cohort-based…

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UTRGV Offers New Doctorate Degree

Mathematics and General Classrooms Building on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus. (hoto Silver Salas, UTRGV)

UTRGV now offers a doctorate in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The program provides a strong mathematics and statistics background that supports intense quantitative work in a wide range of disciplines. The curriculum prepares scholars to work on problems at the intersection of mathematics, science, engineering, medicine, finance, computer science and other quantitative disciplines. It aims to be the most inclusive…

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RSTEF Awards UTRGV $5M Scholarship Endowment

(Photo Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

The Rio-South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation recently announced it will establish a $5-million endowment on behalf of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The endowment will be funded annually over the next five years. UTRGV will match each annual payment to establish a total endowment of $10 million by 2026. Funds from the endowment will enhance UTRGV’s new Graduate Select Scholarships for students in Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources,…

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UTRGV Ranked Among Best, Most Affordable Universities

(Photo David Pike, UTRGV)

UTRGV once again has been recognized as one of the best and most affordable public universities in the United States and Texas. Washington Monthly recently released its annual national 2021 College Guide and Rankings, and ranked UTRGV high in the following categories: First in Texas and second nationally among public universities for lowest net price of attendance for students whose household income is below $75,000. First in Texas and third nationally…

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UTRGV Students Place First In Restaurant Competition

Paulina Martinez, Abelardo Villarreal and Andrea Garza took home first place in the “Restaurant of the Future” competition at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference. (courtesy)

Three students representing the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship earned first place at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference Nov. 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. The team of Andrea Garza, Paulina Martinez and Abelardo Villarreal earned first place in the “Restaurant of the Future” competition. Their restaurant concept, “Wonder,” was an immersive, multisensory culinary experience using augmented and virtual reality technology. “Dining…

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McAllen Welcomes UTRGV Expanded Cancer Center

UT Health RGV

The University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is expanding its healthcare offerings in South Texas with a new Cancer and Surgery Center at its McAllen Academic Medical Campus. McAllen officials are hoping to establish and develop the area around the campus as a medical center for the region. “I am so proud of the efforts being made by UT Health RGV School of Medicine to expand…

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Bringing Expertise & Services To Higher Level

Nathan Burkhart of the BCIC is helping to oversee the building of the new "eBridge." (VBR)

These are heady days for the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation as it incorporates emerging technology and the excitement of SpaceX at Boca Chica into a growing economy. The BCIC funds economic development and boosts quality of life projects. There’s plenty of that in Brownsville right now. Downtown improvements and a flurry of small businesses are seeing early successes and working to scale up operations. The BCIC is in the middle…

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Nurse Practitioner Rises To Serve RGV Community

Aaron Salinas began his health care career at the ground level. His start came as an emergency medical technician. Here, Salinas got a firsthand look at the essential medical needs of Rio Grande Valley residents.  “There were a lot of things that didn’t add up,” Salinas said of observations he made as an EMT, and then a paramedic, in going into the homes of residents in Hidalgo and Cameron counties.…

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Pharr Chamber Announces New President/CEO

Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Marcela Beas

Marcela Beas is the new president/CEO of the Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce. Beas previously served as interim president of the chamber since 2020. Prior to that, Beas was the chamber’s membership manager, managing the fulfillment of annual new membership sales and existing member retention targets. She also executed marketing initiatives to create brand advocacy and member growth for the Chamber. Beas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business…

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