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With its red watercraft robot, "Gladiator," the Roma High School engineering team left its competitors treading water at the fourth-annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge Oct . 10 during The University of Texas-Pan American's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week on campus.
On Thursday, Oct. 9, victory came much easier this year for Rio Hondo, defeating newcomer South Middle School of Edinburg in three quick rounds with its robot "Mantis" at The University of Texas-Pan American's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Robotics Day competition. Time Warner Cable (TWC) sponsored the event. Corporate support for HESTEC and Robotics Day also came from AEP and General Electric.
Several hundred Latina high school sophomores received words of encouragement and advice from leaders of various industries at The University of Texas-Pan American's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Latina Day Oct. 8.
Approximately 4,000 students from middle schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley are expected to attend the Middle School Challenge Oct. 7-10 with the goal to introduce them to career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. DHR and Magic Valley Electric Cooperative were the co-sponsors of this year's Middle School Challenge.
About 800 high school sophomores learned what it takes to lead Tuesday during The University of Texas-Pan American's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) weeklong conference on campus.