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22nd LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology

22nd LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology

ACCEI (Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions), is a non-profit entity made up of institutions that offer programs in engineering, computing, technology or education and that participate in an academic or investigative manner with other institutions at an international level. Its purpose is promoting global collaboration for the continuous advancement of engineering, technology, education, research, practice and innovation, and connecting Latin America and the Caribbean with the rest of the world. Today we have more than 250 participating institutions from 26 countries in 3 continents and for the last 22 years we have been holding an annual multilingual academic multiconference that accepts scientific articles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

The LACCEI conference accepts unpublished papers written in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. All accepted and presented papers are published in the proceedings with ISSN, ISBN. Full papers (FP) undergo double-blind review, and if accepted and presented, are published with DOI, and processed for evaluation by Scopus and other indexes. While Work in Progress (WP) submissions undergo single-blind review, are presented as posters and published in the conference proceedings. Submissions to the Student Paper (SP) competition undergo single-blind review. The top 10 finalists compete in a technical presentation and are published with DOI and submitted for indexation. The winner receives an all expense paid trip and registration to compete in the global competition. 2024 LACCEI Active member Institutions receive registration benefits. Starting this year, LACCEI will internally classify FP into 4 categories: review paper, data research, software paper, and general research.

Important Dates:
October 2, 2023 – Call for Paper (CfP) – Register here
October 9, 2023 – Early bird registration open
February 2, 2024 – Deadline for Full Papers (FP) and Work in Progress (WP) submissions (Eastern Daylight Time – EDT)
March 4, 2024 – Deadline for Student Competition submissions: papers research and poster (Eastern Daylight Time – EDT)
April 19, 2024 – Notification of acceptance
May 2, 2024 – Submit final version of the accepted paper
May 6, 2024 – Only virtual mode: Deadline to submit video
May 7, 2024 – Early bird registration closes
May 8, 2024 – Standard (full cost) registration open
May 29, 2024 – Publication of the Face-to-Face (in person) program
May 29, 2024 – Publication of the Virtual program
June 30, 2024 – Standard registration closes
July 1, 2024 – On Door (plus 10%) registration open
July 15-16, 2024 – Pre-Conference LACCEI 2024
July 17-19, 2024 – Multi-Conference LACCEI 2024

UTEC student wins third place in the “John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition”

UTEC student wins third place in the “John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition”

Marco Córdova, student of Environmental Engineering at UTEC, presented his paper “El Niño Impacts from Large to Local Scale on Peruvian Rivers” co-authored by environmental engineering professor and CITA member, Dr. Pedro Rau, the University of Toulouse and SEHNAMI, to the “40th IAHR World Congress” held in Vienna, Austria.

Marco was able to travel to Austria and register for the conference with financial support from the Research Directorate.

Marco placed third in the “John F. Kennedy Student Paper Competition.” This prestigious and competitive competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from around the world pursuing a career related to hydraulics and water resources.

You can read more about this competition and the prize awarded to Marco in this link: https://www.iahr.org/index/dawards/.

UTEC student joins a research group at Harvard University

UTEC student joins a research group at Harvard University

José Vidal, a ninth cycle student of the UTEC Mechanical Engineering degree, received the opportunity to work as a researcher within the research group of Dr. Katia Bertoldi from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.

All this was possible thanks to the Harvard-UTEC Faculty Grant fund received by Dr. Emir Vela, professor of Energy Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, with his proposal “Soft Robotic Haptic Device for Tactile Stimulation of Infants with Locomotor and Sensation Disorder”.

Read more about José’s experience in there.

Self-study course: Responsible Conduct in Research

Self-study course: Responsible Conduct in Research

The mission of the scientific community lies in generating novel knowledge through research. Scientists strive to understand and improve our world, while society longs for and needs to trust the results obtained through this research. Therefore, scientific activity must be based on honesty, meticulous data analysis, commitment to truth, and compliance with professional standards.

In addition to ethical considerations and the safeguarding of the rights of research participants, highly relevant aspects, it is extremely important to train researchers with solid principles that promote responsible conduct in research and a strong commitment to scientific integrity.

Access this course on Responsible Conduct in Research, which offers concepts, cases and other content related to the values ​​of scientific integrity and practices that support responsible conduct in research.

The course has been prepared by QUIPU – Andean Center for Research and Training in Informatics for Global Health of the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia and the United States Navy Tropical Diseases Research Center (NAMRU-6). This program has been developed under the auspices of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health of the United States, and is aimed at those who carry out research activities.

Access here.

Virtual training program

Virtual training program

The Directorate of Inventions and New Technologies (DIN) of Indecopi makes this initiative available to academic, research and business institutions throughout the country that will allow them to request the programming of free VIRTUAL TRAINING activities on patents and other topics intellectual property rights, which they consider to suit their own training needs and interests.

These trainings may be of two types:

1. Training without proof Indecopi:

Under this modality, the training could be composed of one or more independent sessions and for which Indecopi does not issue certificates of participation to the attendees for any reason (however, the requesting entity could deliver said certificates to the participants, depending on to their own criteria).

2. Indecopi training with constancy:

Under this modality, the training must consist of at least 3 sessions and the participants will take an online knowledge assessment at the end of the program. In this type of activity, participants will obtain a certificate from Indecopi (unless otherwise agreed with the requesting entity) as long as they obtain in the final evaluation a score greater than or equal to 12 out of 20 points and have attended at least 70% of the training sessions.

Read the guidelines and join the program here.

Virtual Course ‘Patents as valuable instruments for research, invention and technological innovation processes’.

Virtual Course ‘Patents as valuable instruments for research, invention and technological innovation processes’.

This course has been developed by the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi), in conjunction with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. 

Patents are part of the instruments of the intellectual property system. These act as vehicles that help facilitate and support research, invention and technological innovation activities by granting exclusivity rights.

Therefore, this course seeks to teach and develop in an introductory and basic way the general and comprehensive aspects related to the patent system, which must be known by any person who is directly or indirectly involved or is going to get involved with projects of research, invention, innovation or technological entrepreneurship.

The course has been structured in eight modules so that, at the end of the complete program, the student will be able to understand and apply extensively the characteristics, particularities, scope and opportunities that the patent system poses for activities creative development.

Access to the course can be done through
http://cursovirtualdepatentes.com/

For any questions you have about it, you can write to patenta@indecopi.gob.pe.

Online Course: Writing in the Sciences

Online Course: Writing in the Sciences

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.

Offered by: Stanford University

Enroll for free here.

 

Observatorio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación- News

Observatorio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación- News

For a New Coexistence: Peruvian society in times of COVID-19: scenarios, policy proposals and public action

This report is a first response to the initiative of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) to establish a thematic group of Social Sciences made up of expert professionals and academics, whose task is to think about the present hour from the contribution that the social sciences can make to build a national agenda to face the current health crisis.

In this sense, the report offers a quick diagnosis and recommendations for policy and public action to face the changing scenarios that will continue to change over the coming months and perhaps years. It is about addressing complex issues about social processes that are in full development and about which our report seeks to formulate some preliminary answers.

For more news and information on science, technology and innovation in Peru, visit the portal : http://octi.concytec.gob.pe/