RGV Space Summit looking to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists

HARLINGEN – Space has never been so close.

The inaugural Rio Grande Valley Space Summit is bringing the galaxy home for 225 Harlingen High School and Harlingen South students and a matching number of Texas State Technical College students.

All 450 of them are studying in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math.

The April 1 event is a first for the Valley, and is intended to not just inform, but to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to prepare for careers in the Valley’s fast-growing commercial spaceflight industry.

The first RGV Space Summit is being sponsored by Harlingen Aerotropolis, Harlingen Economic Development Corp., Harlingen CISD, TSTC, First Community Bank, the Port of Harlingen, Gigabit Communications and the Harlingen Manufacturers Association.

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