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Faculty Research Book

  RESEARCH @ ENGINEERING UC   Research @ Engineering UC SHOWCASES THE ADVANCES THAT FACULTY AT ENGINEERING UC ARE ACHIEVING THROUGH APPLIED DISCIPLINARY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH “Research @ Engineering UC” is a publication that showcases the advances that faculty at Engineering UC are achieving as a result of applied disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Engineering UC has the vast goal of helping Chile’s economy find a sustainable competitive advantage that will stop dependency on natural resources, and such advantages may be partially concealed in the cases presented in this book. The initiative began as Dean de la Llera received as present from the recently appointed Dean of Engineering at Columbia University a book that describes a complete compilation of the research undertaken by Columbia’s engineering faculty. Inspired by this publication, “Research @ Engineering UC” serves as an invitation to all those who are carrying out research somewhere in the world. Dean de la Llera states in the first pages: “Over the last four years, Engineering UC has been going through an aggressive development plan (Engineering 2030) in terms of academic research, infrastructure, as well as in the number of tenure track faculty positions that will soon exceed 150. This book is about them, a window to their research and to their dreams”.     RESEARCH @ ENGINEERING UC IN NUMBERS   Featured researchers Faculty from 11 Departments Editors Translator Featured projects Printed copies of first English edition Art Directors Photographers EXIT TO READ RESEARCH @ ENGINEERING...

MOOCs

MOOCs AIM TO PROVIDE A NEW, FREE, OPEN AND SELF-REGULATED FORM OF ONLINE TEACHING The acronym MOOC, which stands for Massive Open Online Course, is a worldwide educational project that aims to provide a new, free, open and self-regulated form of online teaching. The program is based on the Internet’s open access, understanding that this could be the future media for an interactive and international learning community. More than 100 universities have already associated with the program, including Stanford, Yale, Princeton and Michigan. UC began imparting this type of courses in both english and spanish by professionals of different areas, such as Electric Engineering, Business and Education. The courses taught by chileans have shown a great reception, recording a record of over 4.800 registered users for the lessons regarding management for SMEs. UC launched the first MOOC courses taught in spanish on South America through Coursera. Coursera is the main platform for MOOCs in the world, with over 970 online available courses. The courses were: “Towards a Constructivist classroom practice” taught by Engineering UC with the direction of Professor Miguel Nussbaum, and “Successful Business Management for SMEs”, by the Business School, with the collaboration of professors Julio Gálvez, Andrés Ibáñez, Carlos Portales, and José Rivera. The School of Education UC taught “Instructional Leadership: Global and local practices”, with the head of Paulo Volante. Engineering UC was again present on the program, through faculty Carlos Jerez, who collaborated on the course “Practical Numerical Methods with Python” along with three international professors. Exit to Coursera MOOCs Exit to Online Ingeniería UC MOOCs IN NUMBERS over 100 universities imparting MOOCs online available...

A. Hax Interdisciplinary Building

THE NEW ARNOLDO HAX INTERDISCIPLINARY BUILDING THE ARNOLDO HAX INTERDISCIPLINARY BUILDING WILL PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION BASED IN THE INTERACTION BETWEEN DISCIPLINES The “Arnoldo Hax Interdisciplinary Building” is a twelve-story structure whose construction will start on 2016. The main purpose for this building is to provide a space where to nourish academic collaborations between engineering and other disciplines, including biology, physics, mathematics and chemistry. The building will have an auditorium, chapel, cafeteria, classrooms, offices, spaces for students and multiple laboratories. Adhering to the assertion stated by the USA National Academy of Engineering, the Arnoldo Hax Interdisciplinary Building aims to offer a space where to create new solutions to connect science and life: “No other profession unleashes the spirit of innovation as engineering. From the research and theory to its’ application in the real world, engineers are constantly discovering new ways of improving our lives, creating new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected ways”. Through Engineering 2030, Engineering UC aims to be among the 50 best engineering schools in the world. In order to do this, we are applying a model that focuses on scientific and technological innovation based in the interaction between disciplines. We understand that human development can be approached from different areas of knowledge, nevertheless, we believe that none alone can answer main problems without experts from diverse disciplines. By creating a building to advance the confrontment of this challenge, Engineering UC is urging for a multidisciplinary mindset in the formation of our students. ARNOLDO HAX INTERDISCIPLINARY BUILDING IN NUMBERS 10-story building constructed square feet interdisciplinary research laboratories underground floor cafeteria work stations...

Research & Innovation Course

RESEARCH, INNOVATION, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE   Pedro Bouchon, Juan Carlos de la Llera, Ken Singer and Ricardo San Martín. Ken Singer with Engineering UC students. Ken Singer presentation at meeting organized by the Engineering UC Student Council (CAi). Ken Singer with Engineering UC students. THE COURSE CHALLENGED STUDENTS TO DEVELOP PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR REAL PROBLEMS NOWADAYS AFFECTING CHILE On March 2015, Engineering UC launched the new course “Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship” in collaboration with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) of the University of California Berkeley. The course challenged students to work in teams during the semester in order to develop practical solutions for problems Chile is facing in the fields of mining, retail, and energy sustainability. The course was run by academics and important figures related to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship, including Ken Singer, Nicholas Shea, Alfonso Cruz, Jorge Sanz-Guerrero and César Sáez. Also, a team of distinguished academics supported the logistics of the course in the United States, including Carolina Arce, David Law, and Ricardo San Martín. All classes were imparted fully in english, and included real-time online streaming of dialogues between faculty in USA and students in Chile. More than 400 students filled the auditorium at the Andrónico Luksic Abaroa Center at the UC San Joaquín Campus, while listening attentively and taking notes. Dean de la Llera opened the first class with the following words: “Entrepreneurship is one of the most difficult activities you can do in life. It is complicated and frustrating, but suddenly a light will guide your work. This will be the most challenging course you will have, by far. But...

Talent and Inclusion

  TALENT AND INCLUSION THE PROGRAM AIMS TO INCREASE INCLUSION IN THE ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION, WITHOUT SACRIFICING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Engineering UC launched the “Talent and Inclusion” program in 2010. It began as a pilot program leaded by Dean de la Llera, which aimed to increase inclusion at Engineering UC without sacrificing academic excellence. The program attracts talented high school students, who due to their socioeconomic backgrounds, in conjunction with the flaws of the chilean secondary education system, can’t access Engineering UC through the conventional route (PSU test). Therefore, “Talent and Inclusion” offers special openings for highly talented students, who after being admitted in the University receive academic and psychosocial support, economic benefits, and diverse instances of curricular leveling. The “Talent and Inclusion” program has now extended to all UC Schools and is nowadays a Special Admission route for academic excellence students.   ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS Students must come from municipal or subsidized private establishments, and belong to the top 10% of their class ranking in terms of grades. Otherwise they must have participated in the PENTA UC program for at least junior and senior year. The program has been a success, and the five generations that have already been admitted through this route at Engineering UC have shown outstanding achievement, what invites us to continue working for excellence and diversity. Do you want to donate? TALENT AND INCLUSION IN NUMBERS generations of Talent and Inclusion...

I3 Research Journal

(Investigation + Interdiscipline + Innovation) I3 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL   THE I3 JOURNAL PROMOTES SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AMONG UNDERGRADUATES AND SHOWCASES THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY “I3 Undergraduate Research Journal” is a publication about the investigation done by undergraduate students at Engineering UC. Its purpose is to promote interest on scientific research among undergraduates and to show their contributions to the development of science and technology. The journal, not only talks about the experiences of research students, but also instates others to participate in further studies. Each version of the printed editions reach more than 1,500 people, including teachers, students, business managers, consultants, and executives from various institutions and research centers. The journal production is run by a group of students led by faculty. Six editions have already been published. Along with each new publication, a ceremony is made in order to encourage the involvement of new students. On the fifth version release ceremony, on August 2015, teachers and students were recognized for their contributions to the...

Science and Tech. Building

THE NEW Science and Technology Building The Science and Technology Building AIMS TO PROMOTE RESEARCH, INTERDISCIPLINARYITY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION The construction of the new Science and Technology building began on July 2014, with a four-month excavation and strengthening of the base stage. Located in Campus San Joaquín, east of the “A classes”, the building will have seven floors with classrooms; laboratories with the latest technology for up to 500 students; a new student hall; a dining hall for up to 168 people; meeting spaces; two underground floors for parking over 250 vehicles, among other innovations. The building is expected to open in 2016, providing more than 13 thousand square meters (42.6512 feet) for Engineering UC students and the entire UC Community. The goal for these new spaces is to promote research, interdisciplinarity, entrepreneurship and innovation. The project is part of the Strategic Development Plan 2011-2015 of Engineering UC, headed by the Dean Juan Carlos de la Llera. The design was made by a group of 10 professionals, directed by the architects Fernando Pérez, José Rosas and Philippe Blanc. THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BUILDING IN NUMBERS interdisciplinary professionals leading the design underground parking floors student hall student-capacity laboratories floors with classrooms people-capacity dining hall vehicles constructed square...

The Bridge

Building an entrepreneurial mindset to benefit Chile THE BRIDGE   THE BRIDGE SELECTS FIVE ENGINEERING UC STUDENTS AND INVITES THEM TO SILICON VALLEY TO LIVE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE OF THIS STIMULATING REGION The Bridge is an international entrepreneurial program first launched in Chile on January 2015. The program selects five Engineering UC students and invites them to Silicon Valley to live the entrepreneurial culture of this stimulating region. During two months, the selected students have the opportunity to build networks, acquire knowledge, and develop new ideas for innovation and entrepreneurship that can be later applied in Chile. The group was involved in diverse workshops at UC Berkeley, which seek to facilitate extensive learning approaches to create successful projects, and ultimately participate in technological startups. Students had the chance to attend various lectures and conferences, and visit universities and companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including YouTube, Groupon, Google, Facebook and Autodesk. InnovaChile CORFO funds this project through the program “Implementation of the Strategic Plan New Engineering 2030”. The selected students Roberto Martínez, María Loreto Prieto, Daniela Valenzuela, Benjamín Benavides and Diego Carey had an excellent experience in Silicon Valley, and highly recommend the program. Ricardo San Martin, Engineering UC Professor in charge of the program, stated: “They are learning and really enjoying the experience”. Once back in Chile, the group shared their journey with the UC community while commenting on places they visited, the networks they created, and the amazing opportunity this trip was for them. EXIT TO THE BRIDGE WEBSITE THE BRIDGE IN NUMBERS selected students months trip to Silicon...

Double Degree Program

An international education of excellence for the engineers of tomorrow DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM The main goal of the Double Degree Program is to  PROVIDE AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OF EXCELLENCE SO ENGINEERS OF DIFFERENT AREAS CAN BE FULLY PREPARED FOR THE WORLD OF TOMORROW The Double Degree Program at Engineering UC consists on giving students the chance of studying in Chile and abroad, obtaining an Engineering Degree from both countries. “The main goal of the program is to provide an international education of excellence so engineers of different areas can be fully prepared for the World of tomorrow; with an open mind, a broad vision, and a solid knowledge of what is happening internationally”, commented Ricardo Vilches, Sub Director of Student Affairs at Engineering UC. Since June 2014, the project is being supported by The Student Mobility Scholarship, which covers all travel costs for participating students. This scholarship is part of the Performance Agreement for Curricular Harmonization Program, where UC is launching “The New Civil Engineering: A Pilot Model For International Validation, Interdiscipline, Research and Innovation” (PMI PUC 1202). This agreement seeks to promote a flexible teaching method for the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Sciences at UC. In March 2015, the first Double Ph.D. student, Cristina Torres Machí, graduated from both UC and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Greg Snider, Professor and Director of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, gave on April 9th of 2015 an informative and motivational lecture for all students interested in pursuing a double doctorate in this...