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CSU Stanislaus now in Honduras
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California State University, Stanislaus has joined forces with the Tegucigalpa, Honduras-based Polytechnic University of Engineering to launch the new Geoscience Institute of Honduras.
CSU Stanislaus Geology Professor Robert Rogers, who has conducted geological research in Honduras for 20 years, is behind the partnership. He helped to develop the Institute, which will award the first geoscientist degrees in Honduras.
Rogers attended the dedication ceremony for the new Institute on Friday along with CSU Stanislaus Geology undergraduate students Kait Barber of Oakdale and Chris Hammond of Lodi. The three then headed southeast to conduct two weeks of geological research in the partially unmapped country, rich in natural resources and geological curiosities.
The partnership is expected to lead to future student and faculty exchanges between the two universities, according to CSU Stanislaus officials.
“It is hoped that this agreement and the resources at the center will lead to greater involvement from geoscientists in other countries, and in terms of research and education opportunities for students seeking careers in the geosciences,” Rogers said.