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The University of Tulsa, in partnership with Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, won an ExxonMobil-funded grant to develop a study abroad program integrating language, culture, and science to increase student awareness and research in the important relationship between the U.S. and Brazilian energy sectors.
The University of New Mexico, in partnership with Universidad La Salle México and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, won a Santander-funded grant to develop the Innovation Academy for Women in the Americas. This program focused on providing research, leadership, and mentorship opportunities for undergraduate women in STEM. It offered graduate scholarships for winning research projects.
A project funded by the White House’s premiere education initiative for the Western Hemisphere, 100,000 Strong in the Americas. The Innovation Academy brought together undergraduate women in STEM from the U.S. and Mexico for a month of leadership, mentorship, and research training. Please select Closed Captioning (CC) to view the English subtitles.
Miami Dade College, in partnership with SENA, the national vocational and technical institution in Colombia, won a CAF-funded grant to study the innovations and trends in hospitality between Miami and Armenia, based on shared economic and Hispanic heritage linkages. The program required students to develop a business plan and better prepared them for careers in the tourism industry.
Northwestern University, in partnership with Universidad Panamericana, won a Coca-Cola-funded grant to develop a service learning and study program in public health. The program brought together students to address the growing problem of obesity in Chicago and Mexico City.