Mexican University Students Visit Area Engineering Companies
2013-03-28 08:50 Fort Worth, Texas — Sister Cities provides unique experience for students Engineer and Biotech Students at UTA Fort Worth Sister Cities has welcomed 14 engineering students and 2 educators from Toluca, Mexico’s Tec de Monterrey University March 23 — 30 for a unique engineering mentorship program. Toluca has been Fort Worth’s sister city since 1998 and this is the 5th year of this engineering program. The students are visiting area corporations including Alcon Laboratories, BNSF Railways, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, TCU, the UTA Robotics Institute and Formula One Race Car lab, Cowboys Stadium, UNT Health Science Center’s Forensics department and Human Movement lab, Fort Worth Police Department Crime Lab, and DFW International Airport. There are two groups of students from Toluca experiencing separate but concurrent exchanges; students studying biotechnical engineering specifically and students studying all areas of engineering including automotive, mechanical, electrical and more. The students are here to learn about possible careers they might chose in the field of engineering, as well as enhancing their academic experiences, as this exchange is considered a special class project for each student. All students and educators will be home hosted by Fort Worth Sister Cities host families in order to give them a glimpse into American life. While here they will also have an opportunity to explore cultural attractions and experience true Texas hospitality. Sister Cities thanks all the businesses, universities, and host families for their generosity and hospitality during this program.