The TTU Whitacre College of Engineering –Uninorte-Colombia, Department of State 100K STRONG GRANT
The Uninorte-TTU Program for Internationalization of Life-experiences, Learning and Research of Students in Engineering-P.I.L.L.A.R.S in Engineering was an innovative model for student exchange that combined internationalization at home and abroad strategies through coursework, undergraduate research, and cultural engagement in Barranquilla, Colombia and Lubbock, Texas. The multi-faceted program provided high academic merit and financial hardship students from Colombia and the United States, with a transformative experience through a global perspective. The technical theme of the program was based in renewable energy. Developing renewable energy sources and expanding utilization is a cross-cutting initiative that is of great concern to both countries, as well as for Texas Tech University and Uninorte.