TAMIU Students Recognized for Volunteer Service by Time Warner
Posted: 3/1/12

TAMIU Students Recognized for
Volunteer Service by Time Warner

Student members 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.

TAMIU’s Binational Center - Continuing Education and Time Warner Cable hosted the luncheon.  TAMIU engineering professors, local engineers, continuing education staff and Time Warner Cable executives Mike Perez, director of Technical Operations in Laredo and Melba R. Harris, communications manager in San Antonio, accompanied the students.  

Mike Perez, Gerardo Treviño, Enrique Villarreal, Raul Ramos, Carolina Rodriguez, Marco Mendiola, Melba Harris, Arnulfo Cazares, Marco Carillo
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).

TAMIU students and Time Warner representatives

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 kimberly.mc@tamiu.edu or click on tamiu.edu/binationalcenter/ContEdu


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