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Brillantes/STEM Program was launched in August 2022 for a second year with a new cohort of students


We are thrilled to share the news that we were able to implement the Brillantes

Program (the Brilliant ones!) for a second year with a new cohort of students in grades

7th, 8th and 9th attending the Instituto Pedro Nufio in Danli, Honduras.

The Brillantes program is a STEM program designed by professors and grad students at

UTSA and Texas State University with the goal of providing early science, technology,

engineering and mathematics (STEM) career awareness and related mathematics skill

development and opportunities for middle school students. Given the initial success of last year’s Brillantes Program, it was decided to expand it from four to five weeks this year

(August 13 to September 10, 2022).

This program has been possible thanks to a grant that the Manos Ministry in conjunction with UTSA’s College of Engineering and Integrated Design received from the Institute

of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC).

Daniela (currently in 10th grade) is building a bridge with different geometric forms that can

support the weight of the traffic of vehicles during the Brillantes Program that took place in August 2022.


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