Technology Day at the Engineering & Technologies Academy

Master Leadership Program (MLP)

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 fifty guests from the MLP toured The Engineering & Technologies Academy at Roosevelt High School. The Master Leadership Program learned about the wide variety of classes we offer and the technology used to deliver our instruction. Brad Hunt board host worked in conjunction with Johnny Vahalik, ETA director Robert Lozano and Dr. Pauline Dow. Members of MLP were impressed with how well equipped the labs were and the dedicated teachers at ETA. 

The tour continued to Rackspace where Harrison Wissel-Littmann, David Grant, Ruth Long and Linh Phan from ETA @ Roosevelt spoke of various STEM projects displayed on site. Special thanks to UTSA and Geekdom for planning this great day.

“Wow. I was overwhelmed by the afternoon at the ETA at Roosevelt. The students were well prepared, articulate, engaged and engaging. As impressive were the teachers, who demonstrated a level of dedication to their students that was exceptional in every way. Whatever resources are being dedicated to the ETA, it is worth it. Congratulations on all you are doing here. And thank you for allowing us to witness what education can be, when it is done well”, said Mike Barry, Assistant Dean & Practitioner in Residence, St. Mary’s University School of Law.


The Engineering & Technologies Academy is a college preparatory magnet program on the campus of Roosevelt High School. ETA provides a specialized curriculum with rigor and relevance for students wanting a future in Engineering and or the Technologies related to them. Students are exposed to college level curriculum that will allow them to earn dual credit and be involved in professional level competition up to the National Level.

ETA is an E-12 school; this recognition means that ETA has been selected as one of twelve schools in the State of Texas to be part of the Engineering E-12 mentor program at Texas A&M University. Each summer there is a summer camp for these students to interact with engineering professors as well as give them the support needed to receive scholarships and acceptance to Texas A&M in the School of Engineering.

In accordance with Title VI-Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX-Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504-Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1992, the North East Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

En conformidad con la Ley del Título VI - Civiles de Derechos de 1964 con , Título IX- Educación Enmienda de 1972 , Ley de la Sección 504 - Rehabilitación de 1973 y el Título II de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1992 , el Distrito Escolar Independiente de North East no discrimina sobre la motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, edad , sexo o handicap.