GEDC Latin American Chapter Met in La Paz

The minutes from the meeting are as follows:

In the city of La Paz, on October 2nd, 2015, the leadership of GEDC-Latin America Chapter gathered in the Military School of Engineering (Escuela Militar de Ingeniería), has agreed to pursue the following items:

1. Reaffirms the commitment of GEDC-LATAM to boost collaboration between engineering colleges and schools in the region in order to contribute towards the advancement of engineering education, promote curricular innovation, strengthen research, support links with industry and propose regional policies that facilitate the development of engineering.

2. Extend appreciation to the Military School of Engineering in Bolivia, led by its Chancellor, Colonel DAEN. Alvaro Rios Oliver, for the extraordinary organization of the 2015 GEDC-LATAM Annual Meeting.  The event stood out for the content quality, hospitality towards the participants, the beauty of the facilities and excellence in logistics support. The leadership board extends this recognition to the Government of Bolivia and other institutions that have collaborated in the development of the meeting, as well as to participants from universities across the regions that have enhanced this event.

 3. Designate the following board of directors of deans for the period 2015-2016:

 

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Alejandro Jadresic, Dean, College of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, who will be the president.

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Angela Laguna, Dean of the College of Civil Engineering in the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, as a past-president.

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Jaime Bonilla, Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology, Tecnológico de Monterrey; México, as a past-president.

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Pedro Aguilar, Dean, College of Engineering, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

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Javier Alanoca, Dean, College of Engineering, Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

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Eduardo Behrentz, Dean, College of Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

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Miguel Angel Mejía, Dean, College of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

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Miguel Angel Sosa, Dean, Regional College of Delta, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina.

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Hans J. Hoyer, Executive Secretary of GEDC.

4. Designate the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, as the venue for the upcoming Annual Meeting to be held in 2016, on a date to be determined, thanks to Dean Eduardo Behrentz, who, on behalf of the University of the Andes, will act as the organizer of the annual event, for which he will have the full support by GEDC-LATAM.

5. Invite all the deans of college of engineering in Bolivia and throughout Latin   America to join GEDC-LATAM to collaborate in the development of their activities. Also invite colleagues to participate in the annual meeting of GEDC to be held in December this year in Adelaide, Australia, and also at the annual meeting of GEDC-LATAM to be held in 2016, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.