Magazine article ASEE Prism

U.S.-Mexican Cooperation

Magazine article ASEE Prism

U.S.-Mexican Cooperation

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The U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science, or FUMEC, is interested in encouraging collaboration between U.S. and Mexican universities in engineering education. An organization that arose out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, FUMEC seeks to facilitate undergraduate and graduate STEM education and thereby improve Mexican industrial competitiveness.

FUMEC gives top priority to working with education systems that develop cognitive skills, in-depth learning to cultivate selfconfidence in the capability to learn, project work with real problems, and effective implementation procedures. CEO Guillermo Fernandez, who earned a master's in engineering economics systems from Stanford, has been an adviser to several United Nations organizations.

At the K-12 level, FUMEC has tested, adapted, and implemented the K-9 Science and Technology for Children (STC) curriculum of the Smithsonian Institution Science Education Center - previously the National Science Resources Center - and the Project Lead the Way curriculum for grades 10 to 12. …

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