Mexican STEM teachers learn new teaching techniques in Mexicali, Baja California

In partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, the Institute of the Americas, an NGO based at the University of California in San Diego, sponsored a Professional Workshop for Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at CETYS University in Mexicali, Baja California. The five-day workshop for high school teachers, focused on robotics, programming, ...
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U.S. nanotechnology expert visits Ciudad Juarez – Promotes studying science and technology and shares best practices

With the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Dr. Olivia Graeve, professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is visiting Ciudad Juarez this week to meet with students, academics,  entrepreneurs, NGO officials and local industry managers to discuss trends in nanotechnology and  ways to attract ...
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ChicasSTEM closing ceremony in Ciudad Juarez

The ChicasSTEM closing ceremony was held Saturday, April 22 at the Technology Hub in Ciudad Juarez. “ChicasSTEM came about as a result of our desire to encourage young women to pursue their passion for the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, and math,” said U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell in her remarks. Thirty-five young ...
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Mexicali kids shine in the Makey Makey science competition sponsored by US Consulate Tijuana and Garage Hub

At the annual #Cruce2PM tech and innovation event, Mexicali public school students presented their creative and problem-solving projects using JoyLabz-provided Makey Makey toys used to teach kids to code. A panel of judges including Will Ostick, Consul General in Tijuana, as well as representatives of Innovation Labs, Skyworks, Honeywell, and Baja California’s Educational System, evaluated ...
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Garage Hub and US Consulate in Tijuana train Mexicali teachers on STEAM

The US Consulate in Tijuana and Garage Hub launched the “Interactive Workshop on The ABC of Invention, and How to Do and Design” conducted  by Tom Heck, Vice-President of the Makey-Makey Education Project. The workshop was aimed at Mexicali STEAM teachers who learned techniques to teach invention literacy, and how to use design thinking via a Makey-Makey,  an electronic device that teaches programming ...
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Biology professor visits Chihuahua

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 ...
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Makerspace Inauguration in Chihuahua

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, ...
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Senior Advisor to Secretary Kerry Emphasizes Innovation in Mexico

Mexico City July 22, 2016- Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador David H. Thorne led the State Department’s “ Innovation Roadshow ” in Mexico July 20-22.  This visit was a next step in bolstering support for entrepreneurship and follows visits by Ambassador Thorne and delegations to Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The delegation was made up of a ...
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Mexican Entrepreneurs attend the Global Leaders’ Summit

Mexico City, June 21, 2016.- The United States Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the entrepreneurs who will represent Mexico in the Global Leaders’ Summit, that will take place in Palo Alto, California from June 22 to June 24. Read more (Spanish)
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Fishackathon 2016 Launches in 40 Cities Worldwide

The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins today on Earth Day in 40 cities around the world. Fishackathon, organized by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships , is a public-private partnership that brings together the U.S. government with the private sector and civil society to answer Secretary Kerry’s call in saving our ocean. The event calls on coders, designers, and ...
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Tijuana Scientist from UCSD visits local universities

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 ...
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USMX-Preneur Boot Camp in Delicias, Chihuahua

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 ...
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