TU selected for 100000 Strong in the Americas grant
With the project called: "Descobrindo a Terra: Exploring Geology and Geophysics in Brazil" , TU will carry out an innovative model for engaging US STEM students with study abroad in Brazil and providing an introduction to energy related geology, geophysics and the Portuguese language. The program will constitute as the first of a five year initiative to deepen and broaden collaborative activities in Brazil.
FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL, September 26, 2014: U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, announced eight new winners of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants at Partners of the Americas’ 50th Anniversary Convention, organized with the Association of Bi-National Centers of Latin America (ABLA) to convene more than 400 leaders and volunteers from the Americas in Florianopolis, Brazil.
This fourth round of grant funding was sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation and focused on promoting study abroad in engineering, physics, geology, and geophysics. Higher education institutions in the U.S. partnered with institutions in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico to submit the winning proposals.
President Obama’s goal for 100,000 Strong in the Americas is to reach at least 100,000 U.S. students studying, training, or researching abroad in the countries of the Western Hemisphere each year by 2020. An equal number of students from other countries in the hemisphere are likewise expected to learn and train in the United States. The initiative is aimed at enhancing hemispheric competitiveness, at increasing prosperity, and at better preparing a globally aware workforce.
Globally, a strong emphasis on education empowers communities and builds the foundation for human progress. One area of focus for the ExxonMobil Foundation is on math and science education because these subjects are — and will increasingly be — the universal languages of the global workplace and are critical tools for success in today’s high-tech world.
The awards are of $25,000 each, and will leverage commitments by these winning colleges and universities to increase student mobility and address institutional barriers that prevent students from studying abroad.
First Tulsa, then the World
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