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Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research 2019

may  to August, 2019

The Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research start with an orientation and training workshop at  the Universidad Politécnica de Yucatan, where students from TAMU and UPY will take a class on introduction to research trying to define a research problem related to the local environment.

After the workshop in Yucatan students will join an online learning community, in binational groups, and write a research proposal on the research problem identified while in Yucatan.  The last activity of the program is a poster session in Texas A&M University, College Station Campus.


The goal is to expose students early on in their careers to research and global programs.

Expected Outcomes

  • Learn principals and / or the basics of research.

  • Collaborate with international faculty and students.

  • Develop a global mind set related to their engineering careers.

  • Be immersed in a different culture.

  • Receive the basic tools to prepare them for future research opportunities.

  • Develop a research proposal and a poster to be presented at the end of the program.

  • Interact with international students.

For more info review the Yucatán Initative website

Eligibility Requirements

- Be a regular UPY student.

- Have an OK academic & administrative status.

- B2 English profiency level or higher (iTEP report required).

- General Average of 8.5 or higher until the January - April term.

- Compose a letter of intent.

- Compose a research proposal related with a problem of Yucatán that could be solved

by technology applications.

Download the  full document:

Key Dates

April 7              Deadline for postulations

April 11             Interview with shortlisted candidates

April 12             Notification to selected students

May 11 - 26          Introduction to Research Course (MX)

May 26 -  August 16  Online learning community

August 26 - 30       Final presentations (USA)

Postulations will must send by email to:  

with the subject: "ELCIR postulation"

Must include:

  1. Letter of Intent

  2. Research proposal

  3. Valid iTEP report

  4. Personal info:

    • Full nameas the birth certificate or passport.

    • Currently program degree.

    • Currently period.

    • Passport  number (in case that you have).

    • Expiration date of passport.

    • VISA type (in case that you have).

    • Expiration date of the VISA.

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