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University of Wyoming's Collaborative Project Receives Innovation Fund [Video]


The University of Wyoming and Universidad Autonomo de Yucatan will work on a collaborative project in engineering. The project will be funded by the "100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovative Fund".

The "100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovative Fund" aims to bring 100,000 students from the USA to study in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is in exchange of 100,000 students from Latin America and the Caribbean to study in the US by 2020. This is a large scale student's exchange program, the UW reported.

UW is just one among seven schools that will receive the grant. Two other schools are from the US, one from Brazil, one from Columbia, and one from Mexico. The areas covered by the grant will be engineering, geophysics, geology and physics.

Engineering students from the University of Wyoming (UW) and the Universidad Autonomo de Yucatan will help each other in a project called "Enhancing International Exchanges between Engineering Students at the Universidad de Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) in Merida, Mexico".

Aside from learning different engineering designs and methods, the exchange program also encourages students to experience the culture of their partner school. For example, students from UW will have to study the Mayan ruins. These structures were built on elevated areas because they were used to observe the surroundings. Human sacrifice were held in them, the USA Today reported.

On their part, students from UADY will be sent to UW to learn the American code of masonry. They will learn the basic rules of construction practiced by Americans.

It is believed that through the program, global engineers that are familiar with building requirements of other countries in the Americas would be produced. By learning basic construction methods in the Americans, these students will be able to find job in any countries included in the program.

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