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ELCIR Students do Research at CINVESTAV – Merida 

ELCIR Students do Research at CINVESTAV – Merida 

A group of twenty Texas A&M University engineering students taking part in this year’s Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) Program participated in lab research at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) in Mérida, Yucatán, México.     This was the student’s first research opportunity during the […]

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Students Explore “La Ruta Puuc” in Yucatan 

Students Explore “La Ruta Puuc” in Yucatan 

At the end of the first week in Merida the students went on a daylong expedition to explore natural and cultural sites in the State of Yucatan along “La Ruta Puuc.” Ruta Puuc is a route between Uxmal and Lol-Tun, south of Yucatan State, filled with Mayan archaeological sites. The route is complete with history […]

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Students Attend Course at Universidad Marista-Merida

Students Attend Course at Universidad Marista-Merida

Twenty Texas A&M University students who were apart of this years Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research program had the opportunity to attend an Introduction to Research Course held at the Universidad Marista Merida campus.     The goal of the course was to give students a better understanding of research, why it is done, the […]

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New University in Yucatan Hosts A&M Engineering Students 

New University in Yucatan Hosts A&M Engineering Students 

The Yucatán Polytechnic University (UPY; Universidad Politénica de Yucatán) just opened its doors in the fall of 2016 and hosted its first educational international program in partnership with Texas A&M University.     24 A&M Students participating in the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) program in Mérida, Yucatán, México took an Introduction to […]

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ELCIR Visits PCTY Research Park

ELCIR Visits PCTY Research Park

The students embarked on their first research tour of the ELCIR trip as they stopped by the Yucatan Science & Technology Park (PCTY; Parque Cientifico Technológico de Yucatán) to tour different research facilities.     According to the PCTY website, “the park is a platform for institutional integration and the materialization of both science and technological innovation under the System of Research, Innovation and Technological Development of the State of Yucatan […]

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ELCIR Receives Warm Welcome

ELCIR Receives Warm Welcome

Participants of the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) program were invited to a welcoming reception on Saturday evening, hosted by the Department of Innovation, Research and Higher Education for the State of Yucatan (SIIES), a co-sponsor of the program in Yucatan. The reception took place at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, a historical but modern Mayan Cultural museum.     The evening began […]

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ELCIR Cruises Merida by Bus

ELCIR Cruises Merida by Bus

Forty-four Texas A&M Students piled into two open-windowed buses on the first day of the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) trip, for a tour of Merida, the capital city of Yucatan, Mexico.     The students were bused around the city as a local guide described important aspects of the city, monuments, homes, architecture and traditions important to the Merida’s history.      […]

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Texas A&M Students Descend Upon Merida

Texas A&M Students Descend Upon Merida

Forty-four freshman engineering students spent two weeks in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, participating in the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) Project, an academic program under the umbrella of The Yucatan Initiative Project. The students took an introduction to research course while also participating in various areas of lab research in collaboration with research facilities in the State of Yucatan.     This is the third year of the ELCIR program, which gives fre...

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Academic Collaborations Between TAMU, SIIES, and UADY

Academic Collaborations Between TAMU, SIIES, and UADY

College Station, Tx., January 20, 2017.- Under the projects and activities taking place as part of the Yucatan Initiative between TAMU-SIIDETEY, a group of 6 officials from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) and Yucatan's Department of Research, Innovation and Higher Education (SIIES), participate in a series of work meetings with officials and academics from TAMU. […]

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A Tour to the Yucatan Peninsula: Climate Change in the Gulf of Mexico

A Tour to the Yucatan Peninsula: Climate Change in the Gulf of Mexico

December 3-7, 2016/ Merida, Yucatan   Dr. Medina-Cetina, Director of the Yucatan Initiative at TAMU and Associate Professor in the Zachary Department of Civil Engineering, arranged a 5-day visit to the Yucatan Peninsula on December 3-7, 2016 to explore possible collaborations on climate projects with government institutions in the Yucatan including the Department of Urban and […]

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CANIETI Closing Ceremony 3rd Edition

CANIETI Closing Ceremony 3rd Edition

August 5, 2016 / College Station, Texas ELI Closing Ceremony: INTO by CANIETI & CANIETI Professionals   The third edition of the CANIETI program comes to an end and the traditional ELI ceremony takes place. This year 54 students graduated from ELI including INTO by CANIETI Students (47) and the group of CANIETI Professionals (7).   […]

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Strategic Meeting for the Launching of the CANIETI Program 4th Edition

Strategic Meeting for the Launching of the CANIETI Program 4th Edition

August 4, 2016 / College Station, Texas   A strategic meeting is held at TAMU to assess the CANIETI program and plan it’s 4th Edition.   The CANIETI delegation that participated in this meeting are Ms. Martha Ortega, Manager of the CANIETI Program Dr. Salvador Venegas-Andraca, Vice-President for Talent Development   The working agenda started with an introduction to […]

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Launching of the Yucatan Initiative Phase III. Climate Change

Launching of the Yucatan Initiative Phase III. Climate Change

August 2-3, 2016 / Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas   A delegation from the Yucatan State, Mexico visits Texas A&M University to participate in a strategic meeting with representatives and researchers to discuss the launching of the Yucatan Initiative Phase III on climate change research projects. The objective of this meeting is to discuss the […]

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CANIETI Professionals Visit Oil & Gas Companies in Houston

CANIETI Professionals Visit Oil & Gas Companies in Houston

July 27, 2016 / Houston, Texas   The CANIETI Professionals group make a business trip to Houston to meet with top companies from the oil & gas industry.   The purpose of this trip was to make technical visits to three companies from the oil and gas industry; Forum Energy Technologies (FET) hosted by Josiah Hayles, Regional Operations […]

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CANIETI Mid-Program Evaluation

CANIETI Mid-Program Evaluation

July 19-22, 2016 / College Station, Texas A delegation from CANIETI and the Deparment of Higher Education from Yucatan, visit TAMU to follow up on the CANIETI summer internship program. This evaluation is applied every year through a personal interview to receive feedback from the students on how to improve the program, and to assess the overall performance of their […]

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CANIETI Executives Arrive at TAMU

CANIETI Executives Arrive at TAMU

July 5, 2016 / College Station, Texas   CANIETI Professionals is a service program established as part of the Yucatan Initiative in which industry professionals have the opportunity to improve their English skills and collaborate with TAMU researchers.   7 industry professionals participated in the first edition of the program, whose main interests are related to […]

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Farewell TAMU: Marista University

Farewell TAMU: Marista University

May 27, 2016. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico   Today concludes the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research Program (ELCIR)  which counted with the participation of 46 TAMU students in a two week stay in Yucatan, Mexico to complete a research course at Marista University. The course consisted of research workshops in various areas such as chemical engineering, renewable energy, biotechnology, food […]

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Opening Ceremony for the ELCIR Program in Yucatan

Opening Ceremony for the ELCIR Program in Yucatan

May 15, 2016. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico   During the Opening Ceremony for the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research Program (ELCIR), the Yucatan Goverment welcomes 46 TAMU Engineering students  to conduct research in engineering. The hosting institution for the program this year is Universidad Marista, as well as other five participating institutions members of the System of Research, […]

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ELCIR Students Off to Yucatan

ELCIR Students Off to Yucatan

May 15 – 27, 2016/ Merida, Yucatan   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 […]

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Energy Projects Development

Energy Projects Development

April 26, 2016. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX   A Yucatan delegation formed by Dr. Raul Godoy, Yucatan Secretary of Education, Dr. Manuel Evia, Mr. Victor Gutierrez, Grupo Plenum’s President and SGL Sponsor, Mr. Roberto Kelleher, Mr. Arturo Quirarte, Mr. Oswaldo Millet, Mr. Emilio G Diaz C, Mr. Jaime de la Rosa, and Dr. Dick Jefferis, visit […]

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Second Agriculture and Life Sciences Workshop at TAMU

Second Agriculture and Life Sciences Workshop at TAMU

April 25-27, 2016 / College Station, Texas, US   As part of the second phase of the Yucatan Initiative in Agriculture and Life Sciences, a second workshop takes place at TAMU. In this workshop participate 14 researchers from the System of Research, Innovation, and Technological Development of the State of Yucatan (SIIDETEY), and 23 researchers from Texas A&M University […]

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CINVESTAV Visit to TAMU Engineering and Geosciences

CINVESTAV Visit to TAMU Engineering and Geosciences

March 28 – April 2, 2016 / College Station, Texas   As part of the Engineering and Agriculture and Life Sciences projects conducted between CINVESTAV and TAMU,  a visit is set up at College Station to discuss the progress of the projects and interchange information with TAMU researchers.   CINVESTAV is the Center of Research and Advanced […]

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First Agriculture and Life Sciences Workshop

First Agriculture and Life Sciences Workshop

February 10-13, 2016 / Merida, Yucatan, Mexico   Texas A&M Delegation visits Yucatan to discuss the projects related to the second phase of the Yucatan Initiative, Agriculture and Life Sciences. In total 16 researchers of diferente areas from TAMU, participated in this workshop to complete the objectives as marked in the agenda of this binational collaboration.   […]

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Binational Meeting TAMUS – SIIES: Polytechnic University of Yucatan

Binational Meeting TAMUS – SIIES: Polytechnic University of Yucatan

January 13 -16, 2016/ Merida, Yucatan A working meeting between SIIES and TAMUS took place on January 13-16, 2016 in Merida, Yucatan to explore and define activities that would allow collaboration for the creation of the Yucatan Polytechnic University, the first petroleum engineering university in the Southeast of Mexico.   The main points of discussion were […]

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Work Meeting regarding the Education Table

Work Meeting regarding the Education Table

October 6-9, 2015/ Merida, Yucatan, Mexico The Texas A&M delegation, Dr. Valerie Taylor, Senior Dean Associate, Dr. Sonia García, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, and Mrs. Maria Alves, Director of Engineering International Programs, visit Yucatan City to carry out a work meeting on the Education Table that will allow to establish regent programs and international academic mobility. […]

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TAMU Logistics Group Visit Yucatan Secretary of Economic Development

TAMU Logistics Group Visit Yucatan Secretary of Economic Development

August 17-21, 2015/ Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Logistics Project The objective of this visit was to define the roles of the institutions involved in the logistics project of the Yucatan Initiative, the project´s limits, and the possible participant researchers and strategic partners, a series of consecutive meetings are arranged in Merida in which participate researchers from TAMU and […]

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Talent Incubator

Talent Incubator

August 17-19, 2015 / Merida, Yucatan, Mexico The logistics team in TAMU in charge of the project ¨Development of Industrial Competitiveness in Yucatan,¨ met with the leadership of the Education Secretary of Yucatan to discuss topics related to the Talent Incubator project.   From TAMU attended Dr. F. Barry Lawrence, Director of the “Thomas and Joan […]

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Programa Intensivo de Ingeniería e Inglés de CANIETI 2015

Programa Intensivo de Ingeniería e Inglés de CANIETI 2015

Conscientes que el conocimiento y las experiencias que se adquieren cuando un profesionista sale de su país de origen, son la línea que marca la diferencia entre un profesional convencional y uno globalizado, la CANIETI a través de su programa México FIRST, crea THE ENGINEERING AND ENGLISH INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OF CANIETI, que en conjunto […]

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Incorporation of Texas A&M to SIIDETEY

Incorporation of Texas A&M to SIIDETEY

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Ing. Ricardo Bello Bolio and Dr. Zenón Medina-Cetina present the Yucatan Initiative to the delegations from both States, to then proceed to the ceremony of Incorporation of TEES from Texas A&M University to the System of Research, Innovation, and Technological Development of Yucatan, SIIDETEY, which was headed by the Gobernor of Yucatan, Lic. Rolando Zapata […]

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Teaching Engineering

Teaching Engineering

February 23-24/ Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Within the framework of the academic collaboration between the Yucatan State Goverment and Texas A&M University (TAMU), and as part of the projects from the TEES and the System of Research, Innovation, and Technological Development of the State of Yucatan (SIIDETEY),  a work session is carried out where experts from TAMU […]

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Exploratory Visit to the Agriculture School at TAMU

Exploratory Visit to the Agriculture School at TAMU

February 8-11 2015/ Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Derived from the work that has been done as part of the Yucatan Initiative, a visit from the Yucatan delegation is programmed at TAMU with the main objective of investigating about the possible collaborative projects in the agriculture area so these can add up to the current projects being […]

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Climate Change workshop

Climate Change workshop

January 25 – 28, 2015. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico The Climate Change Workshop consisted on the gathering of experts with different backgrounds to provide valuable contributions to the Climate Change debate in the Yucatan Peninsula.   The main objectives of the workshop consisted of: a) The identification of the variables and processes that can impact the Yucatan Peninsula due […]

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Collaboration Agreements between the State of Yucatan and Texas A&M University

Collaboration Agreements between the State of Yucatan and Texas A&M University

Meeting between the State of Yucatan and Texas A&M Faculty to reach collaboration agreements in research projects with the objective to solve regional problems.

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Work Session on Education Table

Work Session on Education Table

October 27-29, 2014. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. This work session was established with the objective to follow-up and advance in the Education Project between the State of Yucatan and Texas A&M University, to create a better education system and form high level professionals. “Evidence-based Engineering Education: Implementing 21 Century Education for 21 Century Engineers” was the […]

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First Logistics Workshop

First Logistics Workshop

September 22-25, 2014. Merida, Yucatan The first logistics workshop is organized in Merida, Yucatan as part of the collaboration agreements between Texas A&M University, the Education Secretary of the State of Yucatan, and the Council of Science, Innovation and Technology of the State of Yucatan.   The TAMU delegation led by Dr. Jorge Leon, had […]

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Yucatan State Governor visits TAMU to formalize the collaboration work between A&M and SIIDETEY

Yucatan State Governor visits TAMU to formalize the collaboration work between A&M and SIIDETEY

September 14, 2014 / College Station, Texas The Governor of Yucatan, Rolando Rodrigo Zapata Bello, visits Texas A&M University with the objective to formalize the work that has been developed between TAMU and SIIDETEY and that as a result of the past visit to Yucatan, will derive in specific projects in energy, coast dynamics, aquifers, early warning systems, logistics, communications, […]

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Follow-up visit of TAMU-SIIDETEY projects

Follow-up visit of TAMU-SIIDETEY projects

August 23-27, 2014/ Merida Yucatan, Mexico.  As part of the collaboration projects of the Yucatan Initiative between TAMU and SIIDETEY, derives a follow-up visit led by a representing delegation from TAMU along with a group of specialists with the objective to carry out specific activities that will allow to enhance the reach of the agreement between both instititutions.   […]

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Second workshop of the Yucatan Initiative

Second workshop of the Yucatan Initiative

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas With the coordination of Maria Alves, Director of Engineering International Programas, and Dr. Zenón Medina-Cetina, the second workshop of the Yucatan Initiative is carried out, in which White Papers are completed for the common interest projects in aquifers, early warning systems, coast dynamics, energy, and education. Teams from both […]

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First Engineering and English Intensive Intership Program of CANIETI at TAMU

First Engineering and English Intensive Intership Program of CANIETI at TAMU

May 26, 2014 / Merida Yucatan,Mexico As a strategy to increase the number of Mexican students studying graduate school abroad, the first ¨Engineering and English Intensive Intership Program of CANIETI¨ is carried out as part of a collaboration between Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the State of Yucatan Mexico.   33 students from the State of Yucatan and […]

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First workshop of the Yucatan Initiative

First workshop of the Yucatan Initiative

March 29 – April 1, 2014. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Academics from Texas A&M University and SIIDETEY meet with the objective of carrying out a series of working tables on the different research areas of collaboration.    Dr. Raul Godoy Montañez gave an introduction to the System of Research, Innovation, and Technological Development of the State of Yucatan (SIIDETEY) and […]

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Yucatan State representatives visit TAMU to present objectives of the collaboration projects

Yucatan State representatives visit TAMU to present objectives of the collaboration projects

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Representatives of the State of Yucatan visit Texas A&M University to present their objectives of the collaboration projects with the university.   Three workshops took place in which participated Mario Diaz, Head of the Gobernors Office, Dr. Tomas Gonzalez Estrada, Director of the Science, Innovation, and Technology Committee of the […]

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TAMU and Yucatan Goverment Meet to Approach Collaboration Issues

TAMU and Yucatan Goverment Meet to Approach Collaboration Issues

April 11, 2013 / Merida,Yucatan, Mexico Texas A&M University delegates including Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina, Associate Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, Mrs. Maria Alves, Director for Engineering International Programs, and Dr. Jorge Leon, Professor of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, meet with Mr. Eric Rubio Barthell, Secretary of the Yucatan Governor´s Office, to […]

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