## TGC Welcomes Cohort III at New Student Orientation

Texas Graduate Center (TGC) staff members Dr. Mary Alice Reyes, Dr. Edwin Le Master and Adriana Lopez, along with Harvard alum, Robert Sada, held interviews in November for the formation of Cohort III of the Harvard Math for Teaching Graduate Program. Selection was announced on November 14th. Six districts are represented in the new cohort: Donna ISD, Edinburg CISD, Mercedes ISD, PSJA ISD, Mission CISD and Weslaco ISD. All nine members of Cohort III met at the TGC for New S

## Hanging with Harvard II

The Texas Graduate Center, in partnership with Region One GEARUP, recently held their “Hanging with Harvard II” conference. The conference featured TGC’s Harvard graduate students who are currently pursuing their masters in Mathematics for Teaching. Students from across the Rio Grande Valley came to Region One to hear the graduate students present on three main topics: • Living at Harvard: What experiences can student expect while living in Boston? • Classes at Harvard: Wha

## MATHTEACH Collaborative Hosts Dr. James Tanton

Dr. James Tanton wowed an audience of local math teachers during his recent workshop at Region One in Edinburg, TX. Mathematics teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley were in attendance to participate in Dr. Tantons’ workshop, “Exploding Dots! School Arithmetic and Algebra made Ridiculously Easy!” Dr. Tanton was in town as part of the Texas Graduate Center’s MATHTEACH Collaborative, a partnership with local school districts who’ve sponsored math teachers into Harvard’s M

## 49th Annual Mathematics Conference

The Texas Graduate Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Mary Alice Reyes, was invited to present at the 49th Annual RGVCTM Mathematics Conference at the University of Texas-Pan American. Her presentation, “I am a Girl and I Love Math!” focused on the TGC’s Girls Engaged in Mathematics (GEM) Camp initiative and the importance of promoting girls in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). She discussed alarming statistics related to girls in STEM and encouraged

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