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 Northwest Vista College Library 
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am - 2:30pm
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Juniper Hall, JH-106
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000
Mon - Thurs 7:30am - 8:30pm
Closed Fridays during Summer 




Welcome to TIER at NVC!


TIER, the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics, a program of Northwest Vista College, was founded to promote robotics as a tool to motivate students to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields throughout their education, and to pursue STEM related careers.  

TIER accomplishes its mission by providing workshops, competitions, special events and support to educators, schools and community groups participating in youth robotics programs.  

Via the SpaceTEAMS Robotics program, the program from which TIER was established, SpaceTEAMS summer camps reached more than 225 students and 36 classroom teachers in the first two years of operation.  The TIER program will more than double that number in its first year of operation and is expanding with new programming.

What others are saying about TIER:

Davinci Minds – strategic partner 

July 2011 SpaceTEAMS robotics camp at Northeast Lakeview College 

March 11, 2009 Campus Technology-Workforce Grant Fuels STEM Equity Initiative   

San Antonio Health Science Center News about March 2009 FTC tournament 

March 2010 story on the August 2009 Teen Girls Robotics Camp 

Time Warner donation enables students to attend Alamo Colleges' robotic camps [La Prensa (San Antonio, TX)] 


Upcoming Events

June 17-21, 2013  

Middle School Teacher Game Design Institute

Grant funded - pays a stipend to teacher participants

click here to download application 

June 22-27, 2013 

4 Day LEGO NXT Institute - $300

Open to teachers / coaches

$225 for days 1-3 LEGO NXT

$75 for  day 4 only focused on FLL judging

click here to download registration form 



Room: MLH 214
Phone: (210) 486-4430
Fax: (210) 486-9280


Amparo R. Polendo
Office Manager

Room: MLH 214
Phone: (210) 486-4421
Fax: (210) 486-9280

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