College of Engineering to Conduct New Student Exchange Opportunity with Argentinian University
September 25, 2018
Photo courtesy of Chang.
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been selected to conduct a new training opportunity in partnership with the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) and the Asociación Argentina de Carreteras.
As part of the “Argentina-U.S. Workforce Development” competition, sponsored by Chevron and the U.S. Department of State, this program will be set in offering students unique exchange and training opportunities in which they will gain the technical, linguistic and multicultural skills required for today’s global workforce as well as a competitive edge, emphasizing in the fields of Economic Development along with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts.
Announced last month as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, Carlos M. Chang, Ph.D., associate professor, and Adeeba Raheem, Ph.D., assistant professor, will be in charge of conducting the program on campus.
“This program has a unique quality, which is combining engineering with leadership skills,” Chang said. “It is also expanding our frontiers from global engineering practices into environmental and business areas. Furthermore, this program is not only about developing technical skills, we are preparing leaders who will become advocates of sustainable development principles as applied to projects.”
A group of students — five from UNR and 10 from UTEP — will be selected to travel abroad for a week. The program, which is expected to send and receive its first cohort of students in the summer of 2019, marks the sixth time UTEP has won a project-based, faculty-led investigation program and the fifth time for the College of Engineering.
“Students will be able to develop a broader perspective to approach the complexity of global infrastructure problems. They will also understand the impacts of management, business, and engineering decisions on regional and global environments as well as their influence on the quality of life of society and well-being of the citizens,” Raheem said.
Students interested in participating in the program can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interested students must apply by Oct. 31, 2018.