The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez hosted the visit of Dr. Karen Lips to Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua. While in the border region, Dr. Lips met with representatives from the International Boundary and Water Commission and the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission and met a group of young women, who are participants in the Consulate’s ChicasSTEM program.
On February 7, participants in the ChicasSTEM program visited the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Vice-consuls led the tour during which Consulate staff engaged with this talented group of young women. The ChicasSTEM talked with women in leadership positions at the Consulate to learn about their academic and career paths. They were also challenged to think about how STEM
Journalists from Tijuana started an English language training course with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. The training for 15 journalists from Tijuana will be conducted by instructors of the school of languages of CETYS University. The 10 week intense English training will focus on topics related to journalism. This is a pilot program launched by the
Mexico City, January 27, 2017 – Susan Elbow, Minister-Counselor of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, joined Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) Rector Emilio José Baños Ardavín and local authorities to officially open the EducationUSA Center on the UPAEP campus in Puebla City. Also witnessing the opening were Martha Guadalupe Laris Patiño, Coordinator of International
Today, Public Affairs Officer Shannon Hill welcomed the 21 new members of the Consulate General’s Youth Council and their mentors. In this first meeting, the new members had the opportunity to get to know each other, discuss their first training activity and talk about their plans for the future. In order to know the vision of the youth, the U.S.
In Monterrey, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Susan Elbow met with representatives of non-government organizations receiving small grants funds from the Public Affairs Section. The organizations promote various themes, including promoting a cultural of lawfulness on university campuses, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning among girls, and robotics skills acquisition among high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Representatives from
The graduation ceremony of the English Access Microscholarship Program took place in the city of Chihuahua in the presence of representatives of the U.S. Consulate General, the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), the Benjamin Franklin Corner, parents, and other guests. Through this program, outstanding young people from Chihuahua between the ages of 13 and 15 took intensive English classes for two
The “Nueva Generación de Abogados” video series highlights the experiences of two teams of university students from the Law Faculty of the University of Guanajuato and from the Colegio Jurista, Morelos who travelled to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2016 to compete in the “Championship of Champions”, moot court competition. As the 2016 winners attest in the “Nueva Generación de Abogados” video series, participating in the program has opened up professional opportunities and given them confidence to successfully prosecute and defend a criminal case in Mexico’s new criminal justice system.
We celebrate International Education Week in the United States the week of November 14 to 18 in recognition of the benefits of an international education and cultural exchanges around the world. To celebrate this week, through the EducationUSA Advising Center the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez and the Chihuahua Business Foundation (Fechac) held a college fair at Fechac in Ciudad
On November 9, the U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with the Mayor of the city of Chihuahua Maria Eugenia Campos to renew the memorandum of understanding that allows the operation of the Benjamin Franklin Corner located in the Mediateca Municipal in the city of Chihuahua. The Benjamin Franklin Corner was inaugurated on November 18, 2009.
On November 8, 2016, U.S. Consulate General Monterrey invited 200 guests to watch election returns and increase understanding of the U.S. presidential election process. The consulate held a watch party which featured trivia contests, live music, and other activities while watching the returns come in. Several media outlets covered the party. Consular Chief Scott Cecil addressed the guests about the
October 2016 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey congratulates Joseph A. Stanzione, elementary principal of the American School Foundation of Monterrey, for being awarded the 2016 Class of National Distinguished Principals. This award honors outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators for setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning
Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara for the first time in her capacity as Ambassador October 24-26. As part of her visit, she announced the most recent winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, promoting educational exchange between the United States and Latin America. Ambassador Jacobson also opened the Partners of the Americas Partnership 2016 International Conference and
Coca-Cola Foundation Funds New Higher Education Partnerships in Environmental Science Washington, DC: October 25, 2016. The White House, U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced the Innovation Fund grant winners of the Coca-Cola Foundation-sponsored competition of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. This Innovation Fund grant competition focused on creating
The Consulate General Youth Council, with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez and La Rodadora Interactive Space, organized the conference The Rolling Youth Camp on Wednesday, September 7, at La Rodadora in Ciudad Juarez. The Consulate General Youth Council organized this event attended by more than 350 young people ages 12 to 15 from public secondary
Monterrey, NL August 31, 2016 – The Consulate General of the United States in Monterrey hosted a signing ceremony among five universities from Nuevo Leon and Consejo Cívico to fight corruption and promote the culture of lawfulness. The main objective of this university alliance is to promote a culture of reporting bribes and highlighting the negative implications of corruption through
MEXICO CITY, August 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy through its advising center EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Education and Cultural Exchanges (COMEXUS) hosted the fourth annual academic mobility fair at the Hotel Krystal Grand Reforma 1 on Saturday August 27 to showcase all sorts of academic opportunities—from intensive English language courses to post-graduate degrees. Twenty five U.S. universities were present.
Consulates General Monterrey, Matamoros, and Nuevo Laredo co-hosted a regional Alumni Summit for Northeast Mexico with more than 50 former U.S. Government program participants from the states of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas. The summit consisted of a professional development day and a community service day. The professional and career development day included mentors who
The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria Darnell and city of Chihuahua Mayor Javier Garfio Pacheco participated today in a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new makerspace at the Benjamin Franklin Corner in Chihuahua. The makerspace is a new collaborative interactive space for creators and innovators of any age that includes laptops, workbenches, power tools, software, open code
Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta S. Jacobson and the President of the Chihuahua Businessmen Foundation (Fechac) Hector Jurado Sanchez announced the opening of the first EducationUSA Advising Center in Ciudad Juarez. The center will serve teachers, school administrators, parents, and most importantly, prospective students interested in pursuing an education in the United States. Representatives from local universities, high
Remarks — as prepared for delivery — Good afternoon. I’m happy to be here with my friend and counterpart Ambassador Sada. And thank you, Congressman O’Rourke, for agreeing to moderate this discussion and for all that you have done and continue to do for the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Thank you as well to Rolando Pablos and the Borderplex Alliance for inviting
Ambassador Roberta Jacobson was in Morelia today on her first visit to Michoacan since taking office. While there she met with U.S. alumni and local students to promote opportunities to study in the United States. She also met with civil society leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials who are members of the state’s Mesas de Seguridad, a public-private partnership to increase
The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, is pleased to announce the awardees of community small grants. This special competition, launched in January 2016, sought proposals for projects that address environmental challenges, broaden human rights, engage at-risk youth, expand economic opportunity for women or underserved communities, encourage innovation, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and strengthen democracy, civil society, good governance
The Consulate General in Monterrey joined the Nuevo Leon State Secretary of Sustainable Development to sponsor the visit of U.S. guest speaker Mr. Hector De La Torre of the California Air Resources Board. Among Mr. De La Torre’s activities while in Monterrey was a public lecture at the Tecnologico de Monterrey University in which he shared lessons learned and best
Nearly one hundred young students from different universities in Ciudad Juarez and the city of Chihuahua participated in Elect Her workshops conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Melissa Richmond and Jessica Kelly shared their knowledge on the participation of women in politics and
The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, in collaboration with MIND Hub-Business Incubator invited Rob Ryan to visit Tijuana to share his experiences and knowledge with entrepreneurial undergraduates and the founders of local startups. As part of Rob Ryan’s visit he toured the facilities of the BIT Center, a public-private co-working space, and met with the founders of local startups currently being incubated
On April 28, NGO Programa Educación en Valores A.C. held Expo Valores 2016. Around 7,000 children, parents and teachers from 39 schools in Ciudad Juarez attended the event and learned about the importance of fostering a culture of lawfulness. Programa Educación en Valores maintains contact with these schools every month through educational and recreational activities that allow parents, teachers and
To recognize Earth Day, members of the Consulate General community and their families joined in a cleanup campaign at Huasteca National Park on Sunday April 23. The activity was organized by the state government of Nuevo Leon with participation from hundreds of community members, schools, organizations, concerned citizens, and volunteers. The volunteers cleaned up many acres of land and collected
In order to motivate and instill in young children the need to protect the planet, 30 volunteers from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez visited the Jaime Torres Bodet elementary school in Ciudad Juarez today to talk about positive habits that children may adopt to protect the environment. The Consulate maintains an active recycling program and during the presentation,
Dr. Olivia Graeve, Professor of Mechanics and Materials at the University of California, San Diego visited Tijuana to share experiences and advice with engineering students at the State University of Baja California, Valle Las Palmas Campus and at Technological University of Tijuana. The lectures highlighted the importance of STEM Education. Dr. Graeve shared her work on current research projects on
The U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair organized by EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) was held in Chihuahua on April 13 with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez. Universities from Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico participated and provided information on their programs to the attendees. Public Affairs Officer Shannon Hill
San Luis Potosí, SLP March 17, 2016 The U.S. Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath participated in the North American Higher Education Conference (CONAHEC), “Global Grand Challenges: Channeling International Collaboration” conference in San Luis Potosi. The diplomat participated in one of the panels where she highlighted that governments have an important role to play in academic exchange efforts.
San Luis Potosí, SLP. March 16 2016 During the open ceremony of the North American Higher Education Conference (CONAHEC), “Global Grand Challenges: Channeling International Collaboration” conference in San Luis Potosi, U.S. Consul General in Monterrey Timothy Zuniga-Brown said that this type of efforts demonstrate the U.S. government’s commitment to the bilateral partnership in educational exchange, scientific research partnerships, and cross-border
Monterrey, Nuevo León, March 16, 2016 In an effort to support communities in Nuevo Leon, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey in coordination with the Binational Center inaugurated the English language program ” Fortaleciendo nuestras Raíces” (Strengthening Our Roots). The program is aimed at teaching English to 25 indigenous women in Monterrey. The program will last one calendar year and
In order to motivate young entrepreneurs interested in developing technology-based innovative projects, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez sponsored the USMX-Preneur camp in the city of Delicias, Chihuahua. As part of this boot camp, entrepreneurs gathered at the Albert Einstein 20-30 High School, where they attended workshops on creating a value proposition and business model canvas to develop a
Monterrey, NL February 26, 2016 As part of the Speaker Series this consulate offers, Community Liaison Officer Matt Taylor gave a presentation about the various movements for civil rights in the United States. The presentation was part of the university course entitled “Citizenship and Democracy” at the Tec de Monterrey. The class was composed of students from various academic disciplines.
Durango, Durango February 25, 2016 During his visit to Durango, Consul General Timothy Zuniga-Brown, participated in the official ceremony to present certificates to students of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program (http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/EnglishAccess) which is sponsored by the consulate in coordination with the Universidad Juarez in the State of Durango. A total of twenty-five program participants, their parents, teachers, and administrators were
Monterrey, NL February 25, 2016 Vice Consuls Greg Gonzales, Jacob Hall and Jose Marina-Torres spoke to a group of about 200 students and teachers about the U.S. presidential election. The official explained the history of primaries and caucuses system and their impact on the U.S. political landscape. They also introduced the 2016 presidential candidates. Following the presentation, the officers responded
The Consul General in Monterrey, Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, participated in the commemoration of the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Angostura. The event was held in an area located south of Saltillo, Coahuila which was the location where the events between Mexico and the United States took place in 1847. The commemoration was led by the head of the Ministry of Culture
In his recent visit to San Luis Potosi in February 2016, Consul General Timothy Zúñiga-Brown was welcomed by the Governor of San Luis Potosi, Juan Manuel Lopez Carreras. The two officials discussed the economic, cultural, and educational potential of the state. At the meeting, they also talked about the activities in the state sponsored by the consulate and the U.S.
Three officers from the U.S. Consulate General offered three presentations in celebration of Black History Month. February 2016 — Vice-Consul Lekisha Gunn gave a presentation at the Prepa 15 in Monterrey on the role of African-American women in today’s American society and how black women use social media to celebrate achievements and highlight current social issues. Gunn talked about how
Consulate was part of Expo Universidad at “Lazaro Cardenas High School” the biggest education fair in Tijuana. During the education outreach event , Consulate staff mounted an Education USA stand where they provided advising information to local students about studying in the U.S.
October 14, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell met with Rector Jesus Enrique Seañez Saenz of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH) on October 14. During the meeting they discussed scholarships available through the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Comexus) and opportunities for institutional grants offered as part of the 100,000 Strong in
October 14, 2015 – As part of the World Music Days in honor of the late journalist Daniel Pearl, in October people around the world offer a series of concerts using the power of music to promote tolerance and inspire respect for differences. The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Daria L. Darnell attended an event organized by Access students
July 16, 2015 – The English professors of the Chihuahua Autonomous University (UACH), with the support and participation of U.S. officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, held an environmental issues-focused camp July 18-19 at the facilities of the UACH Faculty of Arts. The camp brought together 60 young scholars of the Access program for two days, where
On Monday, June 29, Acting Consul General Eric Cohan met with nine high school students from Chihuahua who were selected to participate in the sixth generation of Jovenes en Accion. This year, seventeen teams were selected from eleven states in Mexico. The program will start in July with the selected teams traveling for four weeks to the United States to
June 15, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee visited the Franklin Corner in the city of Chihuahua on June 15, where he presented a donation of 65 Kindles (electronic books) to 60 students with scholarships from the English Access Microscholarship Program and five teachers from the Chihuahua Autonomous University implementing the program. In addition to
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