The Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico Title V Individual project for the San Juan Campus, is directed towards two activities that will profoundly strengthen the university. Together, these two activities will impact over 5,000 Hispanic students and will serve to strengthen the undergraduate engineering academic programs, the fiscal sustainability of the university, and strengthen institutional management.
Activity 1: Engineering Curriculum Revision
The overall goal of this activity is to increase the enrollment of Hispanic engineers in pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Aerospace. This new minor is developed in response to market demands to increase the workforce with engineers educated and trained in this area of local, national, and international importance.
Activity 2: Upgrading Technology Infrastructure
This activity will provide for a university-wide overhaul of its outdated network cabling system and electronic communications. As per industry standards, all buildings and facilities in support of academic and research endeavors will receive a much needed new cabling system and upgrades that will bring the university in line with current information technology usage and exchanges with other universities, industry, and government.
College of the Sequoias, CA
Grant Type: Individual Development Grant