UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellows Symposium
Friday, February 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: UC Riverside, Pentland Hills Building, Room F-111/G-101
9:00-9:30
Registration
9:30-10:00
Welcome and Introduction (video available)
Exequiel Ezcurra, Director, UC MEXUS

María Dolores Sánchez Soler, Directora Adjunta de Posgrado y Becas
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)

Avances y perspectivas en ciencia, tecnología e innovación en México

10:00-11:00
Keynote Address: (video available)
Introduction:
Exequiel Ezcurra, Director, UC MEXUS
Keynote Speaker:
Alicia Castillo Álvarez
Investigadora Titular C, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Investigación socio-ecológica y vinculación ciencia-sociedad en la costa sur de Jalisco, México


11:00-1:00
Alumni Panel on Post-Graduate Employment (video available)
Introduction:
Susana Hidalgo, Academic Programs Officer, UC MEXUS
Moderator:
Virginia Montero Hernández
Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus
Education, 2005 Cohort, UC Riverside

Panelists:
Juan Luis Aguilera Servin
Process Engineer, IST Austria
Physics and Astronomy, 2009 Cohort, UC Riverside

David Carrillo-Cisneros
Senior Software Engineer, Mythic AI
Computer Science, 2009 Cohort, UC Irvine

Everardo Rodrigo Díaz Gómez
Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Mural Táctil, S.C.
Political Science, 2007 Cohort, UC Santa Barbara

Rufina Hernández Martínez
Investigadora Titular C y Directora de Estudios de Posgrado, CICESE
Plant Pathology & Microbiology, 1999 Cohort, UC Riverside

Fabiola Manjarrez Gutiérrez
Investigadora Asociada C, Unidad Cuernavaca del Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM
Mathematics, 2003 Cohort, UC Davis

Francisco Javier Monge Navarro
Investigador Titular C, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Microbiology, 2003 Cohort, UC Davis

Erick Moreno Centeno
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, 2004 Cohort, UC Berkeley

Alejandra Prieto Davó
Profesor Investigador Asociado, Unidad Académica de Ciencias y Tecnología, UNAM
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2002 Cohort, UC San Diego


1:00-2:30
Lunch
2:30-2:45
Break
2:45-4:15
International Research and Scholarship Panel (video available)
Introduction:
Wendy DeBoer, Director of Academic Programs, UC MEXUS
Moderator:
Allert Brown-Gort
Director General
La Casa de la Universidad de California en México, A.C.

Panelists:
Guillermo Aguilar
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
UC Riverside

Elena Centeno García
Investigadora Titular B y Directora, Instituto de Geología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Viviane Mahieux
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
UC Irvine

Mónica Martínez Wilhelmus
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Chemical and Environmental Engineering
UC Riverside

Consuelo Morgado-Valle
Investigadora Titular C, Centro de Investigaciones Cerebrales
Universidad Veracruzana

Gabriela Parra-Olea
Investigador Titular B, Instituto de Biología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Joaquín Salas Rodríguez
Profesor, Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Unidad Querétaro
Instituto Politécnico Nacional


4:15-5:30
Concluding Remarks and Reception (video available)

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