HARLINGEN, RGV - Victoria Chaparro, a senior at Los Fresnos High School, has explained what skills students learn when they participate in FIRST RGV’s robotics programs. Chaparro and her teammates participated in the opening tournament of the season for the...
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MCALLEN, RGV - The labor representative for the Texas Workforce Commission says he would not have missed the kickoff to the 2018-19 FIRST RGV Robotics Competition season for the world. Rio Grande Valley native Julian Alvarez was one of a...
MCALLEN, RGV - As the theme of FIRST’s 2018-19 season of robotics competitions is Space - to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing - former astronaut Michael Fossum really wanted to attend FIRST RGV’s kickoff...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Patrick Felty is the newly appointed executive director for FIRST in Texas and hopes to grow these programs throughout the state. Felty was profiled in the most recent Solutions newsletter of the Texas Workforce Commission. Prior to becoming executive...
MCALLEN, RGV - For FIRST Robotics, Vanguard Academy will incorporate STEM within its liberal arts foundation for more well-rounded education and student competitions. Vanguard Academy is known for its liberal arts program. However, in recent years, the academy and FIRST RGV...
MISSION, RGV - Students and engineering teachers gave up their Memorial Day holiday to teach robotics to elementary school kids. The high school students are part of the Patriot Engineering FIRST Tech Challenge team at Mission CISD’s Veterans Memorial High...
MCALLEN, RGV - When Nikki Rowe High School students compete in regional and state robotics competitions, coach David Ruiz tells them they are not just representing themselves, their teammates and their school. They are also representing the South Texas region. “It...
MCALLEN, RGV - The McAllen Education Foundation is to donate $65,000 to McAllen ISD in order to boost the number of students participating in FIRST RGV’s robotics competitions. MEF is a a philanthropic, tax-exempt, public corporation that operates independently of...
MCALLEN, RGV - Andres Alcantar, chairman of Texas Workforce Commission, says having students participate in competitive robotics competitions helps them learn the skills they will need for the jobs of the future. On a recent visit to the Rio Grande...

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