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Cong. Cuéllar Meets with TAMIU Students Traveling to Azerbaijan for Energy Summer School Posted: 6/28/17

Cong. Cuéllar Meets with TAMIU Students Traveling to Azerbaijan for Energy Summer School

 

Cong. Henry Cuellar
Cong. Henry Cuéllar  

Congressman Henry Cuéllar recently met with a group of students who will be attending the 11th Annual Baku Energy Summer School in Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 9 to July 22.

The trip is made possible through a historic agreement that Congressman Cuéllar facilitated between Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and the Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan (AFAZ) in 2015 to promote student and faculty research and study collaborations on energy between universities in Texas, México and Azerbaijan. This is the third year the program has been offered.

The Baku Energy Summer School (BESS) is an annual, two-week certificate program that brings together world-renowned scholars and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application.

The program is offered by the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan, in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), British Petroleum in Azerbaijan and ExxonMobil.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our local students to explore the world and to learn from world experts on energy,” Congressman Cuéllar said, “We want our students to take advantage of the great opportunities in engineering and other STEM fields in order to develop our future energy landscape in South Texas and Northern México. I thank Dr. Arenaz for making this agreement between our universities possible, and Dr. Domínguez (Dr. Guillermo Domínguez, TAMIU School of Engineering director) for organizing this study abroad opportunity.”

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the trip to Azerbaijan presents an exceptional learning opportunity for students.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our students and truly underscores the 'international' in our name,” said TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz, “Being able to meet with world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environmental issues and their practical applications is an experience few students will ever have. We are most thankful to Cong. Cuellar for helping to make this study abroad opportunity a reality for our students.”

Of the group of students attending BESS this year from Texas and México, six are from TAMIU, one is from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and another from el Instituto Tecnológico de la Laguna in Torreón, México. The students and TAMIU faculty will travel to Baku on July 7 and return July 22.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our students and truly underscores the 'international' in our name,” said TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz, “Being able to meet with world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environmental issues and their practical applications is an experience few students will ever have. We are most thankful to Cong. Cuellar for helping to make this study abroad opportunity a reality for our students.”

TAMIU students traveling to Azerbaijan include Edwin Barrera, Alejandra Diaz, Miguel Hernández, Julian Herrera, Alexia Serna and Raul Zapata.

For more information, please contact Dr. Guillermo Domínguez, director of the TAMIU School of Engineering, at 326.2408, email guillermoc.dominguez@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 312D.

 Summer University office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fridays.

TAMIU Students Azerbaijan

TAMIU Students met with Cong. Henry Cuéllar and University administrators in preparation for their travel to Azerbaijan.