These student events are included in the student registratin for LACCEI 2011 conference. Students must bring documentation of student status such as ID or letter on school letterhead. The workshops and cultural events have been organized by student leaders of SPEED, SHPE and LACCEI who are active as Global Engineering students. The cultural events have been organized and will be accompanied by local students. These are optional cultural activities that have an additional cost.

FLEEI Program

All conference activities will be held at the Universidad EAFIT,  Carrera 49 N° 7 Sur - 50 Medellín - Colombia 

Workshops FLEEI 2011



Day Time Room Activity
August 2 8:30 am 38-103 Orientation

9:00 am -10:15 am

38-103

Global engineers 
Cesar Lockhart and Luis Bescombe, LACCEI, Dominican Republic 

10:15 am - 3:00 pm ( breaks included) 38-103

Connecting Engineering Students Around the World 
David Delaine and Claudio Silva, SPEED, USA and Brazil

12:15 -1:15pm 38-103 Luncheon sponsored by Florida Atlantic University presenter: Javad Hashemi
3:00 pm- 4:15 pm 38-103 How to be a Competitive Engineer in the 21st Century 
Omar de Leon, SHPE, Panama
4:15 pm-5:00 pm 38-103 Tau Beta PI 
Stewart Baskin, USA
5:30 pm   Cultural Event (optional): Student Reception, cost ~ COP$9,000 = ~USD$5
August 3 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm 38-103 Workshop FLEEI graduate abroad
5:30-7:30 Edificio Ingeniería Student poster competition, university and career fair
8:00 pm   Cultural Event (optional): City Tour in chiva, cost ~ COP$11,000 = ~USD$6
August 4 2:45 pm -4:15 pm 27-101 Student paper competition
8:00 pm   Cultural Event (optional): Music and dancing activity, cost ~ COP$10,000 = ~USD$6


Travel Information

International Airport in Medellin
Name: José María Córdova International Airport
Code: MDE

National Airport in Medellin
Name: Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport
Code: EOH

Avianca is offering special discounts to conference participants. Click here to see discount code and instructions

Transportation from airport to hotel can be arranged through the hotel reservation. There will be a booth at the international airport to greet and orient travelers. If you are not staying at the designated hotels.

Transport hotel-conference will be provided from/to Hotel Medellin Royal.

Hotel Information

Conference hotel is the Hotel Medellin Royal, International students are encouraged to stay at the Hotel Santa Ana within 5 minutes walking distance of Universidad EAFIT, where the conference will be held. Rooms had been blocked until June 10 2011 or the block of rooms is filled. Book hotel early as the week of the conference there is a National Fair of the flowers in Medellin and the hotels will fill.

Click here to Register at Hotel Santa Ana

Click here to Register at Hotel Medellin Royal

Conference Registration for Students

Conference registration for students is USD$75 before May 31 and USD$100 after May 31 the registration includes lunches, breaks, the FLEEI events and LACCEI Conference events except for the Gala Dinner and Student cultural Events.

Registration for International (Non-Colombian Institutions)

Registration for Colombian Institutions

Student Leadership Team

Rosana MELENDEZ
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Rosana is a Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), with a Master in Electrical Engineering from the same institution. Currently, she serves on the FAU Graduate Student Association Advisory Board as the College of Engineering & Computer Science representative; she is actively involved in student’s activities as a leader and support professional. Rosana has more than 2 years of experience as a professor in Colombia and one year of experience as an instructor at FAU; part of her work is strongly oriented to lead the design and implementation of new methodologies related to improve the quality of engineering education as well as engineering student’s success. She also has a master in Engineering Project Management from  Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad del Norte (Colombia) and more than 7 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management in electrical/civil engineering projects and consulting in several administrative/technical engineering areas, to mention a few. Her Ph.D dissertation is centered on alternative/renewable/sustainable energies, power systems, hybrid cars and micro-grids



Carolina MARIN
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Universidad ICESI, Colombia

Carolina is a Master's student of Information Technology and Management in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University(FAU), her Bachelor is in Computer Science from Universidad ICESI in Colombia and she works with LACCEI as a webmaster. She is the current president of the SHPE(Society of Hispanic Professional engineers) FAU chapter. After receiving leadership training at the SHPE NILA Conference in 2010. She has represented LACCEI in SHPE regional conferences and meetings. This year she will coordinate all the activities related with the student Forum at LACCEI Conference 2011.



Cesar LOCKHART
University of Leuven, Belgium
University of Chalmers, Sweden
Universidad APEC, Dominican Republic

Cesar is an Electrical Engineer, he studied at APEC University in Dominican Republic and started his collaboration with LACCEI in 2006 in collaborative research projects with PenState Univerisity under the direction of Ivan Esparragoza. He has been coordinating the student activities in LACCEI conferences representing the students of engineering in several activities including the IFEES Global Engineering Education Summit. He received the european scholarship Erasmus Mundus, and he is doing his Masters in Nano-Technology and Nano-Science in the University of Lovaina Sweden and the University of Chalmers in Belgium receiving a dual degree at the end of his studies.


David DELAINE
Drexel University, USA
Northeastern University, USA

David is a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Under the guidance of Dr. Adam K. Fontecchio and as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow he is currently investigating the use of radiometric forces for renewable energy applications. He is the outgoing Vice President of the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) and has career ambitions to impact the diversity of engineering education's practices and participants.



Luis BENCOSME
Universidad APEC, Dominican Republic

Luis Bencosme is an Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering Bachelor's student at APEC University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He serves as the current President of the LACCEI Student Chapter of APEC University and has participated in Americas by Design, a collaborative engineering design project that takes place various times every year both as a design team member and as a guide of APEC University’s teams. He wishes to promote innovation within all engineering disciplines in making sustainable development for the benefit of all people.


Jaime CASTRO
EAFIT University, Colombia

Jaime is an EAFIT student the Bachelor's program in production engineering, he is the coordinator of a program of research in logistics and production and has been elected as a student leader for the period of 2010-2011 in EAFIT. Jaime participated in different conferences where he was a speaker. Right now he is the representative of the LACCEI student chapter at University EAFIT, and Local Arrangements Chair for the FLEEI Engineering Student Leadership Forum.



Claudio Cesar SILVA DE FREITAS
Amazon Institute Studies - Belém/Brazil

Claudio is the International Affairs officer of SPEED (Student Platform for Engineering Education Development ). He is helping organize the global student forum in Lisboa, Portugal Sep 27- Oct 4 2011. He is pursuing  his bachelor in Control Engineering in the university of Amazon Institute Studies - Belém/Brazil. He is passionate for engineering and all questions involving the world. He promotes systemic global change.



Omar de LEON
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
University of Miami, USA

Omar is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering specializing in Sustainable Design and Construction and Advanced Infrastructure Systems. Omar received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and B.S. in Environmental Engineering, with honors, from the University of Miami. Omar has served in various leadership positions, and was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers where he serves as National Graduate Representative. At Carnegie Mellon Omar serves on several university committees and was recently elected Vice President of External Affairs for the Carnegie Mellon Graduate Student Assembly. He was born in Panama.


Isabel PORTAL
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Colegio La Salle, Bolivia

Isabel is a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University pursuing an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, her area of studies is Maritime Logistics. Isabel received her B.A. in International Business & Trade and Finance from Florida Atlantic University. She is member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key, and Phi Theta Kappa. Her academic achievements are outstanding. Currently, Isabel is serving as vice-president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter at FAU and president of the Shorinji Kempo FAU Branch.


Stewart BASKIN
Florida Atlantic University, USA

Stewart is a student leader that is pursuing his Bachelor's in Ocean Engineering at Florida Atlantic University he is Vice President of Tau Beta Pi Engineers Honors Society FL Epsilon Chapter. He is the founding president of Engineers Without Borders - FAU Chapter. He is also a member of Human Powered Submarine Club at FAU. Stewart is an active surfer, diver, and lover of nature. His primary goal for the future is to build a renewable wave energy system for islands and coastal areas and his dream is to help bring an alternative energy revolution to the Americas.


George MORALES
Intel Corp, USA
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Pennsylvania State University, USA

George just finished his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University and has been hired at Intel Corporation. His research focus is in the area of myelinated neuron modeling with an emphasis on signal conduction analysis during pathological conditions. Currently, he serves on the Graduate Student Association Advisory Board Chair and is activiley involved in the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, serving as a Graduate Advisor for the chapter. He has participated in Mexico in a NSF International Workshop on Global Engineering Education Challenges.

FLEEI Student Contacts

Carolina Marin

Florida Atlantic University, USA
webmaster@laccei.org

Jaime Castro
Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
jcastrou@eafit.edu.co

LACCEI Headquarters Contact

Maria Larrondo Petrie PhD and Mari Bloch
help@laccei.org
+(561) 297-2031 or +1(561) 297-3899
Skype: laccei