AIM: To develop a comprehensive program for identifying, motivating, and recruiting into the schools of the Consortium the most talented young engineering undergraduate students in Chile and Latin America. As talent is rather uniformly distributed across society, both schools need to place special attention to their underrepresented population, such as women, special need students, socio-economic disadvantaged students, and students with marked unconventional talents (including sports).
The resulting increase in diversity will ultimately enhance the overall learning experience of students as they are forced to play different roles and develop and defend different viewpoints in more diverse environments. A special focus of this program has to do with awakening also in the early years of education the interest for STEM in school students, an aspect that is placed as secondary in Chile but that is a threat to almost any developed society today.
- Develop an outreach PK-12 STEM program
- Modify the admission system
- Install a program of TDI at UTFSM (UTFSM)