ME and Physics professors receive a “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund” grant

January 29, 2016


Dr. Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte and Prof. Luis Fernando Rodriguez from Tecnologico de Monterrey attended the ceremony

Co-PI’s Dr. Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte (ME) and Dr. Hugo Sanabria (Physics) are receiving the grant to support their project titled “Promoting Cross-Cultural Physics and Engineering Teams for Today’s Operational Challenges”. They have partnered with their undergraduate Alma Mater Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, México, to create the study-abroad program. This program will partner students from these institutions who will spend time both in Clemson and Monterrey working together to solve real world problems posed by industry and academia. The goal is to equip the students with an immersive, cross-cultural experience that makes them more competitive in the global market. This initiative is also meant to spearhead academic and industrial collaborations between Upstate SC and Monterrey, both with a vibrant and similar industry. Drs. Martinez-Duarte and Sanabria were invited to attend the awards ceremony in Washington D.C. to represent Clemson University. Vice President Joe Biden was also in attendance at the ceremony.

This program is currently recruiting its first generation of students. If you will be a rising senior in the summer of 2016, send your resume and a 500-word essay of why you are interested in this program to Prof. Martinez-Duarte at Deadline is February 25th, 2016.

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