TAMIU Students Recognized for
|Time Warner Salutes TAMIU Student Volunteers
Student members and of the Texas A&M International University chapter of the Practicing, Innovation, Research and Academics Through Engineering Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (PIRATE SHPE) were honored with an Appreciation Luncheon Feb. 21 at TAMIU by Time Warner recognizing their volunteer service to the First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition. From left to right are Mike Perez, director of Time Warner Technical Operations in Laredo, TAMIU students Gerardo Trevino, Enrique Villarreal, Raul Ramos, Carolina Rodriguez, Marco Mendiola, Melba R. Harris, Time Warner communications manager in San Antonio, Arnulfo Cazares and Marco Carillo.
The luncheon recognized PIRATE SHPE for their invaluable volunteer service during the recent First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Competition at TAMIU, sponsored by Time Warner, said TAMIU Continuing Education director Kimberly Martin del Campo.
“These students are great leaders, caring and understanding. They help us provide engineering educational experiences for all of our high schools,” Martin del Campo said.
Harris represented Time Warner’s “Connect A Million Minds” project, a philanthropic initiative to address American’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
She said TAMIU’s PIRATE SHPE efforts at the FTC were a powerful example of “Connect A Million Minds.”
“The PIRATE SHPE student group is a prime example of what it means to ‘Connect A Million Minds’ by helping in every aspect of the recently held FTC Tournament held at TAMIU,” Harris explained.
For more information on the Tech Challenge, PIRATE SHPE and continuing education at TAMIU, contact Martin del Campo, at 956.326.2765, email email@example.com or click on tamiu.edu/binationalcenter/ContEdu
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