• The success of the I AM 2018 Conference for High School Students is due in large part to the dedication and support of the following community members and insitutions of higher education:

    Keynote Speaker:

    • Diana Berger, South Texas College's 2017 Woman of the Year (Operations Manger, Netsync Network Solutions)

    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Mobile Laboratory:

    • Antonio Reyna, Mobile Laboratory Coordinator, UTRGV  

    STEM Connections:

    • Engineers:
      • Yvette Barrera, PE, CFM, City Engineer, City of McAllen
      • Dulce Capitanachi, President, UTRGV Society of Women Engineers
      • Ethny Fantich, Client Executive, Chanin Engineering, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers RGV Chapter (ASCE RGV), and Founding Board Member & President-Elect of the Society of Marketing Professional Services RGV Chapter (SMPS RGV)
      • Dr. Karen Lozano, Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor, Director of Nanotechnology Center, UTRGV 
    • Health Professionals:
      • Yolanda Ayala, Marketing Director, EMT Instructor, Hidalgo County EMS
      • Kay Bradford, RN, MSEd, MSN, HEAL2 Project/i3 Project Manager, South Texas College
      • Dr. Cristel Escalona, Medical Director of Student Health, Director of Careers in Medicine, UTRGV-School of Medicine
      • Dr. Annelyn Torres-Reveron, Assistant Professor, UTRGV-School of Medicine
      • Dr. Consuelo Villalon, MPH, MT (AMT), Medical Laboratory Program Director, Texas Southmost College 
    • Technologists:
      • Aissa Acevedo, Technology Specialist, Ricoh USA, Inc.
      • Diana Berger, South Texas College's 2017 Woman of the Year, Operations Manger, Netsync Network Solutions
      • Judith Escamilla, Tech Systems Admin, Count of Hidalgo, TX
      • Elizabeth Martinez, Computer Maintenance Technology Dept, Faculty, Texas State Technical College
      • Irene Wazgowska, Program Director, Code RGV
    • Mathematicians/Scientists:
      • Dr. Maria Cervantes, Department Chair (Bio), South Texas College
      • Dr. Enriqueta Cortez, Department Chair (Chem, Physics, Engineering), South Texas College
      • Dr. Kelli Davis, Math Dept, Faculty, South Texas College
      • Claudia Gutierrez, Education Specialist, Region One ESC Center for College, Career & Life Readiness

    Health Professions:

    • Michelle Surlock, BSN, RN, CPN, Senior Director of Nursing Education, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance


    • Dr. Oralia De Los Reyes, Assistant Dean, RGV Engineering Initiative, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

    Region One ESC Student Leadership Institute:

    • Jose M. Castillo, Education Specialist, Region One ESC Center for College, Career & Life Readiness
    • Ricardo L. Lopez, Jr., Education Specialist, Region One ESC Center for College, Career & Life Readiness 

    Insitutions of Higher Education:

    • Stephen F. Austin State University
    • South Texas College
    • Texas A&M University
    • Texas A&M University - Health Science Center
    • Texas A&M International University 
    • Texas State Technical College
    • Texas Southmost College
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • The University of Texas at San Antonio
    • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
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