A delegation from Columbia’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) traveled to Santiago to participate in a joint-symposium with Universidad Católica’s (UC) Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering, which was part of Columbia's 2016 President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF).
A delegation of nine faculty members, scientists and students from Columbia visited Chile in mid-March to participate in a PGIF-funded "Biomedical Engineering Symposium", organized by the Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering at Universidad Catolica (UC) in conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia.
The Santiago Center, in association with Chile’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), organized a seminar in late June entitled “Promoting Equality through Sustainable Public Transportation."
During the last few years, Chile has been hit by record-high temperatures and an ongoing drought. This combination, which has had a strong impact in the agriculture sector, was a key determinant behind the wave of wild fires that struck the Central-South of the country last January.