The Yucatan Initiative Project
Is a collaborative platform for research, academics, and service between the State of Texas in the U.S. and the State of Yucatan in Mexico. This project is sponsored by the Secretary of Innovation, Research, and Higher Education of the State of Yucatan, Mexico (SIIES).
Strategic Areas of Collaboration
Research. Phase I - Engineering (2014-2015): Aquifers, Coastal Dynamics, Early Warning Systems, Logistics, and Energy Harvesting. Phase II - Agriculture and Life Sciences (2015-2016): Water Quality, Biodiversity, Agridiversity, Horticulture,Animal Science and Food Nutrition. Phase III - Geosciences (2017-2018):
Academics. CANIETI ESL and research summer internship program for the development of Mexican human capital at U.S higher education institutions. ELCIR course for the early research development of TAMU freshman students at Universidad Marista and SIIDETEY member institutions. Foundations of Engineering course for the early development of engineering skills of TAMU freshman students at Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) and SIIDETEY member institutions.
The System of Research, Innovation, and Technological Development of the State of Yucatan (SIIDETEY), was created by a decree of the government of Yucatan in 2008. It is comprised of a consortium of goverment, industry and academic institutions whose objective is to enhance and articulate the State resources to solve regional problems by the use of scientific research, innovation, and technological development.