Technology Research Collaboration: Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) - The State University The State University of New York is working closely with the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in order to attract more Mexican students to our campuses. CONACYT is shifting to model of support for graduate education based on the creation of strategic alliances that include sending funded students as part of a broader institutional cooperation, comprised of faculty collaboration and joint research. In March 2004, it was determined that the CONACYT - State University collaboration would focus on bringing the three State University Centers of Excellence together with their counterpart CONACYT research centers to develop their own plans for such strategic forms of academic collaboration.
Nanotechnology: College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) - Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), Dr. Jesus Gonzalez, CIMAV Director and Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering signed a Memorandum of Understanding in May 2005 to provide a framework for the academic collaboration between CIMAV and CNSE. Witnessing the agreement were President Kermit Hall of the University at Albany and Mr. Jose Lever, Director of Development and Cooperation for CONACYT. A joint research fund has been established and teams of researchers from the two institutions have exchanged visits. Bilateral research teams are currently working together on specific topics of interest in the fields of optoelectronics and nanophotonics; chemical and biological sensors; carbon and molecular nanostructures; nanoparticles in metallurgical processing, and; computational simulation and modeling of nanostructures and nanosystems. CIMAV will send student researchers for summer internships in Albany.
Wireless and Information Technology: Stony Brook University/Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) - Center for Research and Higher Education (CICESE) Stony Brook signed an agreement with CICESE in May 2005 which includes specific partnerships for their Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC). The agreement was signed by University at Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny, and then witnessed by Dr. David Conover, Dean of Stony Brook Marine Sciences Research Center in a signature ceremony at CICESE in Ensenada. Bilateral research teams will work together on specific topics of interest in the fields of software development for portable and infrastructure-based wireless systems; wireless networking, and; mobile computing.
Bioinformatics: New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CoE) - Mexican National Bioinformatics Research Initiative Dr. Bruce Holm, Executive Director of the CoEB, and a team of faculty, hosted the visit of Dr. Hugo Barrera Saldaña of the Medical School of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in March 2006. Plans are underway for additional exchanges of researchers and the establishment of a joint research fund.
Graduate Fellowship Program: On March 9, in Washington D.C., Chancellor John R. Ryan and Dr. Gustavo Chapela, General Director of CONACYT signed an agreement which provides for the co-financing of CONACYT graduate students on SUNY campuses. The four university centers are signatories to this agreement which funds doctoral studies.
Agreement of Cooperation for the Creation of a Graduate Fellowships Program
Acuerdo de Cooperación para la Creación de un Programa para Becarios de Posgrado
Dr. Gustavo Chapela, General Director of CONACYT and Chancellor John R. Ryan co-signing agreement.
Dr. Gustavo Chapela, General Director of CONACYT and Chancellor John R. Ryan shaking hands.