Columbus , Ohio
June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017
Main Forum (Podium Presentation)
Collaborative technological development and innovation between UTRGV-ENGT, USA and ITM-CSE, Mexico: An Intelligent Closet Prototype
Due to its distinctive characteristics – economic development, culture, language, etc. – the border USA-Mexico is without a doubt a region with particular challenges, as well as opportunities, which go beyond any boundary. These particular complications, enhance the importance of the region known as the “Rio Grande Valley”, turning it into a transformation and integration axis in the globalization course for both countries.
These challenges place the higher education institutions in a role of great responsibility with great opportunities: new strategies on demand for innovative collaboration; the main goal is set to restructure basic and applied research in technological development, innovation and entrepreneurship, to thrive the results and its effectiveness.
Therefore, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Campus Brownsville and the Instituto Tecnologico de Matamoros (ITM), as leader institutions in higher education, actively work together towards bi-national collaboration schemes, in order to contribute to the economic development and social wellness, on both sides of the border.
A successful example of these collective efforts is the development of a completely functional automation prototype, designed, built and coded by UTRGV-ENGT and ITM-CSE students, as part of their graduation requirements, led by faculty from both institutions.
The results promote collaborative partnership for future basic and applied research settings, towards a united bi-national Rio Grande Valley region, focusing on the social needs, by providing solutions to the economic and developmental problems of this particular region.
Edinbarough, I., & Olvera, A., & Pineda-Briseño, A. (2017, June), Collaborative technological development and innovation between UTRGV-ENGT, USA and ITM-CSE, Mexico: An Intelligent Closet Prototype Paper presented at 2017 ASEE International Forum, Columbus , Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29279
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