Dallas, Texas – The FIRST RGV executive team was invited to join a panel at this years Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce (TAMACC) Hispanic Business Expo held in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of this panel was to discuss challenges specific to hispanics in the area of science, technology, engineering ( STEM) and in the entrepreneurial business sector.
This is the first year that the RGV group had been invited, but it was great to see chambers from the Rio Grande Valley in attendance and showing their eagerness to get involved to support the students. The topics of the panel ranged from discussing supporting economically disadvantaged areas in Texas to supporting programs such as FIRST to grow tomorrows workforce.
FIRST in Texas, Patrick Felty was moderating the session and provided great demographics on the impact of FIRST and spotlighted the extensive resources that FIRST Alumni have access to with regards to scholarships once they graduate high school.
TAMACC represents more than 2,500 hispanic business owners across Texas.
For those in attendance, it was obvious by the end of the session that FIRST Works and that STEM education is fun for all ages! We are looking for a strong partnership with TAMACC in the upcoming season in helping us support competitive robotics programs and mentoring opportunities across Texas.
A special thanks to the Mission Chamber of Commerce and the RGV Chamber of Commerce for attending the session and pledging the support for the RGV students of FIRST!