A research team from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, led by Prof. Ernesto Torres and Dr. Filipa Godoy in collaboration with Dr. Adrian Pinto (ucr), established an agreement with University of Costa Rica to support an exchange program in Biodiversity and Bioprospection supported by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and US State Department for undergraduate and graduate students.
Fellows from Puerto Rico will receive advanced training in Microbial ecology with emphasis in Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM and Confocal applications) at the Ciemic, Center for Microscopic structures at the UCR. Graduate fellows from UCR will travel to Puerto Rico in Fall 2016 for training in Metagenomics.
This agreement strengthens the Inter Metro goal of Internationalization and in increasing the number of Puerto Ricans who benefit from experiences of high added value in the Americas.
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas, is President Obama’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere aimed at enhancing hemispheric competitiveness, increasing prosperity, and preparing a more globally competent workforce.
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