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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Rice University in Houston and ESPOL in Guayaquil the first week of April. The MoU creates a framework for various activities, including the academic exchange of students, administrative staff, joint research activities, participation in academic meetings as well as the exchange of publications and academic materials.
The two universities in order to demonstrate their commitment, announced that Carlos Parra, who holds a Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from ESPOL, will become the first student benefiting under the New Rice University - ESPOL partnership.
From Left to Right: Carlos Parra, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, Cecilia Paredes Ph.D, President of ESPOL, Andres Rigail Ph.D, Director of Education of HGSCA Guayaquil and Professor at ESPOL, Plastics Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites
His mentor, Andres Rigail, who worked diligently as project leader of the HGSCA Guayaquil team that facilitated the signing of the MoU was really pleased with the announcement.
From left to right: Professor Seiichi Matsuda, Cecilia Paredes Ph.D, President of ESPOL
Luis W. Moyano, President of HGSCA, hopes that the MoU will lead to further collaboration and cooperation between the two universities.
In Pictures: Professor Seiichi Matsuda, Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and ESPOL Representatives exploring and discussing opportunities