UT Dallas hosts STEM summer exchange program for Mexican undergrads

UT Dallas hosts STEM summer exchange program for Mexican undergrads
UT Dallas hosts STEM summer exchange program for Mexican undergrads
The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) recently hosted 15 undergraduate science and engineering students from Mexico for its UT Dallas-Mexico Summer Research Program.
 
“Participants were engaged in hands-on, STEM-related learning experiences that inspire curiosity and help connect students to the real-world experiences of STEM professionals,” Associate Provost Dr. Austin Cunningham said. “The objective was to give students project-based learning experiences as a contributing member of an active research group.”
 
Now in its 12th year, the program has hosted 124 undergraduate students who are matched with UT Dallas researchers. This year’s participants were able to work with UT Dallas professors on projects ranging from generating mechanical biofeedback from prostheses for amputees to conceptualizing automated theorem proving, computation logic and using it to develop an application.

The highly selective program picked the 15 participants for this summer from a pool of 380 applicants.
 
“The most important knowledge I learned was that I can communicate in a scientific language,” program participant Cristina Avila, from the Autonomous University of Coahuila, said. “I think this is an advantage when I go back to Mexico. I will have the ability to communicate scientifically with professors or researchers.”

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