PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

City of Albuquerque (CABQ)
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains. With a city population of 559,277, it ranks as the 32nd largest city in the United States; its metropolitan population is closer to one million people. Albuquerque’s modern downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony.  Albuquerque is home to some of the United States’ leading high-tech research facilities including Sandia National Laboratory, Intel and the University of New Mexico. The city is celebrating a vibrant evolution in economic development is cultivating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Albuquerque, Santa Fe, the state’s capital city, and oldest in the United States, and New Mexico are the crossroads of the Hispano history flowing South to North and the Anglo history flowing East to West. New Mexico is the only bilingual State (English, Spanish) in the USA.
 
 
 
 
Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)
Established in 2008, the mission of the GEDC is to serve as a global network of engineering deans and to leverage the collective strengths of the deans for the advancement of engineering education, research, and service to the global community. The four main arms of GEDC strategic plans are institutional leadership, curriculum leadership, policy leadership and accreditation leadership.
Global Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship & Technology (GINET)
GINET is focused on bringing innovations to the marketplace by creating a global network of programs through collaboration among academia, industry, research & development centers, governments, investors and mentors, multilateral organizations, and individuals, visionaries and entrepreneurs (serial and first time). The immediate objective is to accelerate the rate of bringing innovative ideas, services, applications, prototypes, and products through strategic alliances to key investors, industry and government agencies and to bring these innovations to the marketplace. 
Ibero-American Science & Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC)
ISTEC brings 26 years of experience working in STEAM education, focused on library linkages, continued education, R&D and entrepreneurship in Ibero-America firs, and then worldwide. ISTEC was founded by representatives from several institutions from different countries who gathered at the University of New Mexico in 1990. Today, ISTEC is a very successful non-for-profit outfit which has become a leading force in fostering socio-economic and educational change in Ibero-America, by creating prosperity and improving the quality of life in the region, technology and the arts.
International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 
An international, nonprofit, non-governmental organization. IFEES enhances the effectiveness of member organizations and to contribute to the improvement of engineering education around the world. IFEES brings together a global collection of educational, industrial, and other organizations interested in engineering education who are committed to positively impacting global development and socio-economic growth.
Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED)
An interdisciplinary network of engineering students who aspire to provide opinion and create an impact on future development of engineering education and its effect on society.
University of New Mexico (UNM)
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles, stories, people, pursuits, and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico’s great public open spaces.

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