College Station, Tx – From May 15 to 27, 2016, the State of Yucatan will receive 46 students from Texas A&M University as part of the academic Program Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR). The main hosting institution of the program this year is Marista University.

It is worth mentioning that Texas A&M University through the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), is an official member of SIIDETEY holding a title as the first international institution in the system. As a member of SIIDETEY, TAMU acquires conditions so that, jointly with the other member institutions, projects can be carried out through the integration of research, academic, and service activities, developed by faculty and researchers of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and bi-national form, focused on solving regional problems and encouraging the collaboration between researchers, administrators, and goverment representatives.

The objective of the ELCIR program is to introduce students to the engineering research field, while discovering scientific and technological abilities in the institutions and laboratories in which they will be participating and doing hands-on research.

During their stay in Merida, the 46 students will make a series of research visits which  include a visit to the Scientific and Tecnological Park of Yucatan, Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), Scientific Investigation Center of Yucatan (CICY), Center of Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UAS UNAM), and the Center of Technology and Design Assistance of the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ).

The students will also make cultural visits as part of their activities such as visiting the Puuc Rout, Light and Sound of Uxmal,  Sotuta de Peon Estate, Chichén Itzá, Ikil, and Valladolid.

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