Universidad del Valle de México (UVM) students recently had the opportunity to participate in a special seminar, titled Development and the Environment, to learn about renewable and alternative energies. The seminar was led by Dr. José Guillermo Filippone, a Spanish expert in the field or renewable energy and Director of the Graduate School of Renewable Energy at Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM). This seminar was part of UVM's 1st Engineering Summer School.
During the seminar, Dr. Filippone stressed that the needs for global economic growth must be balanced with consideration of major environmental problems like global warming, depletion of energy resources and materials, and pollution. To achieve this balance, future engineering professionals must have the tools and resources to be able to weigh alternatives and provide solutions, said Filippone.
29 students from UVM's Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechatronics and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering programs developed a global vision and knowledge without having to leave their own campus that they can apply after graduating.
The summer school began with a ceremony to inaugurate the session, which took place during the student's summer break. In addition to guest speakers and other events, participants in the summer school will apply their skills and knowledge in the mobile robot workshop, where they will have the opportunity to create and prototype software programs.