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Episode Info: What is engineering education like in Mexico compared to the USA? This episode is an introduction to that topic as we talk to Hernando Garrido, a mechatronics and manufacturing engineer with the medical device company Fresenius Medical Care. He talks about his experience growing up in the Mexican school system near the US-Mexico border in Reynosa. He also compares it to his experience studying and working in Texas and California. Mentioned in this episode: • Fresenius Medical Care: https://fmcna.com/ • City of Reynosa, Mexico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynosa • Peritoneal dialysis machines: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidney-failure/peritoneal-dialysis • Design For Manufacturability (DFM): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_for_manufacturability • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in Edinburgh, Texas: http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/ • Corning: https://www.corning.com/worldwide/en.html • FIRST Robotics Competition: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc Our closing music is called “Wishing” by Soirée, used with permission, and you can find more of Soirée’s music on SoundCloud, user @soireebeats: https://soundcloud.com/soireebeats Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com. Support Pios Labs at: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs: • Workshops and Professional Development: http://www.pioslabs.com/workshops/ • Electronic Quilts Curriculum Design: http://www.pioslabs.com/equilts.html • Guidebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.htmlRead more »

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