Inter-American Program: Past, Present, and Future

by Charles L. Miller,
Frederick J. McGarry,

Serial Information: Journal of the Professional Activities, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 2, Pg. 7-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


The M.I.T. Inter-American Program in Civil Engineering is an education-research venture involving collaborative work with personnel at certain Latin American universities. Research is done on civil engineering problems generic to both regions; approximately a dozen such projects are now in operation. In the research projects, individual relationships are emphasized rather than institutional ones; the responsibilities are personal instead of organizational. More freedom and flexibility are thus attained. The IAP had its origins in two desires: to improve the teaching of civil engineering, and to strengthen the profession itself through research on important problems. In both of these, the degree of achievement renders the IAP a valuable component of the Department's activity.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Colleges and universities | Organizations

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