Students from AERO UG, an organized group of the University of Guanajuato (UG), visited Mexico’s Space Fair (FAMEX 2023) to interact with various universities and national and international organizations focused on this field.
Dr. Dr. Victor Alfonso Ramírez Elias, Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Campus Irapuato – Salamanca and Advisor to the AERO UG Group. With the support of Saskia van Amerongen, she managed the students’ attendance of the organized group. This has made it possible to gain connections with companies such as Bombardier, Airbus or SAFRAN, seeking to link academic training with the needs of industry through vocational trainings, visits or talent-building workshops.
They attended the talks of the Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry (FEMIA) and the Guanajuato Aerospace Cluster, through which the University of Guanajuato plays an important role in its skills and high quality education and research training.
Space science and technology policy was also discussed at FAMEX, with the participation of Mexican astronauts Rodolfo Neri Vela and Katya Ezazareta, as Mexico seeks to build a solid infrastructure to launch into space without hesitation.
The visit was very beneficial for the student community as they learned about the work of other companies with rocketry and drone construction teams, aspects they could apply to their projects in the engineering department, got inspiration and new ideas.
Finally, the organized group was able to see the planes of the Mexican Air Force and how the famous F-16 was displayed at the event.
The Mexico Aerospace Fair is an event organized by the Ministry of National Defense through the Mexican Air Force to promote the Mexican aerospace industry, civil and military aviation, defense technology and products. It is headquartered at Military Air Base No. 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico. is 1.