Texas Graduate Center
The Texas Graduate Center (TGC), a component of the Texas Valley Communities Foundation, has been established to support programs in higher education that will guide new and emerging leaders in education to implement transformational change that will impact schools and communities. TGC will offer distance learning graduate programs from outstanding universities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The TGC will make available the latest telepresence technology and virtual classrooms with direct connection to world-class undergraduate and graduate programs from across the country. TGC will also serve as a college and career readiness facilitator offering assistance in selecting, preparing and enrolling in nationally recognized graduate programs.
Apr 8, 2014
TGC holds first annual Math Conference “Hanging with Harvard” The Texas Graduate Center (TGC), in partnership with Region One GEAR UP, held its first annual Math Conference, “Hanging with Harvard” in Edinburg, TX. The conference brought together students and teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in an effort to boost student performance in mathematics(…)
November 14, 2014: “Exploding Dots!” Presented by Dr. James Tanton
March 22, 2014: “Hanging with Harvard” Math Conference
Juan Barrera, PSJA ISD
Math was not a subject that I cared for my first semester in college. I did poorly on my mathematics placement exam, and as a result, I was placed in a developmental math course. After my first year in college, I began to feel out of place. Like many other first-generation college students, I started college clueless, having no idea what career I wanted to pursue. I remember changing my major several times, trying to discover my true interests. I sat through lectures wondering what I wanted to do with my life; I was lost.
Queen Claire R. Martin
Ms. Martin grew up loving Mathematics. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippines. Shortly after graduation she began teaching at the University of the Philippines. While teaching, she was accepted to be a Monbusho Scholar in Japan and pursue her Masters degree in Mathematics, however, a teaching opportunity in the United States arose and at the age of 22 she decided to move to the United States. She has been teaching now for 12 years. She hopes her Harvard experience will serve as a living example to her students here in the Rio Grande Valley that somebody from this community, an immigrant, like herself, can graduate from – Harvard University.