Friday, February 29, 2008

hi people!

here is a link where u can find the welcome to our partners in georgia.

February 2008
Two students from Mexico have arrived to complete a five month internship that will incorporate lab experience in anaerobic digestion, field visits, and an outreach component.
Natalia Argentina Montenegro Garcia and Ulises Cesar Triana Dominguez are both from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila in Torreon, and are visiting UGA as part of a grant from the USAID Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships Initiative.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Athens, GA

Hi! every one !

I wish yall are doing Ok!

Im writing you to let yall know, whats going on here in Driftmier Engineering Center in UGA Athens.

Well first im going o tell you about the city, Athens is a very small city, and most of the people live because of the UGA. Its a very forest place, and has a few places to go shopping (which i haven seen them). Downtown is just a few blocks away, you can find most Bars and Restaurants, and it is the must beautiful place in town. It starts at the North end of the Campus, where is a entrance to it by an Arch, the one that you always see in representative pictures from Athens and UGA.

Here you always will see college students!, so that, we are in the right place according to our age. So far we have met a few students here in UGA, all though LACSI (Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute).

About Driftmier Engg Center, it is one of the last Engg Centers in UGA, all the other have been moved to Atlanta, to Georgia Tech. Its a relative small building at the South of Campus near to Veterinary School and Plant Science.

To get here we have to take the 12 Route Bus coming right from our apartments, University Apartments in Riverbend pkwy.

In this Center you can find people working on Fermentation to produce value added products, more people work on Pyrolisis, and the most exciting for us, people work with algae to remediate water and extract oil form the biomass produced, we met Dr. Senthil, he has two students woking in that project Ryan Hunt and Andrew, both are very nice persons. The Algae poject is inside the Biorefining & Carbon Cycling Program, and here is an perspective about the use of algae as a renewable source of energy,

to be contiuned ...
P.S. We miss you all

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bon Voyage

Our best wishes to Natalia & Ulises for a happy & purposeful stay at University of Georgia, Athens, USA

Friday, February 1, 2008

Becas de postgrado en España ::: Graduate Scholarships in Spain

Recientemente se ha abierto una convocatoria por parte de Fundación Carolina, organización que se encarga de promover las relaciones culturales y lo que concierne a la educación y la investigación cientifica entre la madre patria y los paises de la comunidad Iberoamericana de Naciones entre los cuales está México. Asi pues la fundación ha lanzado una convocatoria para inscribirse como becario en cualquiera de los planes de postgrado. La inscripción es vía internet y en un principio no se necesita mandar ningún documento. Entre los planes de postgrado que están ahora disponibles destacan:Biotecnología, ciencias biomédicas, salud, genética, Tecnología de los alimentos, Medio ambiente, conservación de la tierra, ecología, biodiversidad y calidad del agua.
En seguida el vinculo a la página web de la fundación

Recently an invitation has been opened by Carolina Foundation of Spain, which is promoting the cultural, education and research programs between Spain and Iberoamerican countries like Mexico. The foundation has called for applications for Graduate scholarships for any Masters program in Spain, in the areas of Biotechnology, Biomedical sciences, Health, Genetics, Food technology, Environment, Earth preservation, Ecology, Biodiversity and Water quality. The sign up is available on-line and no document is required immediately. Please check the following link for more details: