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December 2010 Newsletter

ISTEC Newsletter
Volume 4, Issue 6

December, 2010

Dear Friend of ISTEC,

As we approach the end of the year 2010, we want to encourage your active participation in shaping the future of the ISTEC Consortium. Let us know how we are doing, along with your ideas and suggestions for a successful 2011 membership year! Contact us at OR

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Double Graduate Degree Launched in Perú
The University of New Mexico (UNM) and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) have launched a Double Masters program: a Science Graduate Degree in the area of Digital and Image Processing.  Eventually, the program is envisioned to expand into a Double PhD degree. With the assistance of ISTEC, close to ten students from PUCP have graduated with a MS or PhD degree from UNM. These former students form part of this double-degree effort, as they bring their expertise, knowledge and guidance to the current graduate students in the program.

The Double Masters degree requires students to be enrolled full time, and is differentiated from existing professional development certificates.

The first student to participate in the UNM-PUCP double degree program is Ing. Alvaro Ulloa, whose research has focused on image processing.
Alvaro Ulloa (PUCP)Alvaro is part of the Digital Image and Signal Processing Lab at PUCP: Read about his research projects, publications, and CV here


ISTEC Inc. is announcing a Student Contest, as one of the activities sponsored by the XVIII General Assembly. Students are asked to present projects where they build a prototype in the areas of: Sustainable Environmental Solutions related to Water, Energy, and Recycling

For full details please read: PDF

The 2011 Student Contest is being held in collaboration with SPEED, Student Platform for Engineering Education Development. To learn more, visit SPEED

SPEED in the news:
(news article, available in English only) PDF
News Clip of SPEE-sponsored event in India

GRANA-ISTEC Certificate of Quality   GRANA logo
UTPL GRANAUniversidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UPTL) has successfully completed the GRANA-ISTEC Self-Evaluation Program of its Undergraduate Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering Degree Programs.
We want to congratulate the leadership and student body of UTPL for its commitment to a Culture of Quality and Continuous Improvement!

To learn more about this program, visit GRANA-ISTEC

ISTEC is a non-profit organization that fosters sustainable socio-economic development in Ibero-America through a network that promotes trust and integration between academia, government, industry and society. ISTEC also strives to strengthen social responsibility as a common shared value in the region. Learn more
FPGA Workshop hosted at Universidad Javeriana
Seventeen participants, including two IEEE scholarship recipients, received their certificates in the Xilinx-ISTEC sponsored workshop: “Specific Applications Design Using FPGAs”. The main facilitator of the event was Prof. Eugenio Tamura, a member of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali (PUJ) faculty.FGPA Cert PUJ

This workshop was made possible through material donated via the Xilinx-ISTEC collaborative partnership. ISTEC R&D Director, Dr. Wilfrido Moreno, continues to work with Xilinx and other corporate partners to expand workshop offerings in the region for 2011. Xilinx logo

Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas

As the year 2010 draws to a close, we at ISTEC would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. This is also a time to say “thank you” for your continued support, as it is only through the generous contribution of members like you that ISTEC can continue to deliver on the Consortium’s Vision & Mission in the Ibero-America region…and globally.

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