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FIE Award Recipients 2009-2010

Costa Rica

Clay White and Ronni Nespeca, LSC-CyFair
Explore the opportunity to develop a sustainable Study Abroad Learning Community between Biology II 1407 and Kinesiology 1172 (Backcountry Expeditioning) in the ecological rain forest systems of Costa Rica.


Ron Jones, LSC-CyFair


Venancio Ybarra Jr., LSC-CyFair
The purpose of Ybarra's FIE request is to investigate the possibility of internationalizing curriculum for CETT 2449 (Research and Project Design) through a Study Abroad & International Exchange with LSC-CyFair Electronics Engineering Technology students and students at the Otto-Brenner-Schule BBS-ME in Hanover, Germany on a collaborative international project.  The goal is to have both groups of students design and implement "Trans-Atlantic" robotic control units.  LSC-CyFair students would control a robot in Hanover from our campus, and BBS-ME students would control a robot at LSC-CyFair from their campus.

Italy and Greece

Melissa Kirkpatrick, LSC-Tomball
Melissa will be traveling to Italy and Greece, specifically to sites prominent in the epics of Homer and Virgil, to gather supplementary materials for a special topics course she is creating on the concept of the journey as a predominant theme in World Literature


Clifford Huddler, LSC-Montgomery


Claire Phillips and Ruben Howard, LSC-CyFair
A joint venture between the business and logistics departments at Lone Star College Cy-Fair, this trip is designed to research international trade practices between Mexico and the United States. While in Monterey, participants will meet with their counterparts at the Technological Institute to solidify plans for a long-term student exchange program and will also visit local manufacturing plants to study logistics, customs and manufacturing practices. They will also visit Tampico, a key Mexican port city, where they will investigate their logistics program, comparing and contrasting it to practices at the Houston Port.


Gary Conners, LSC-North Harris
The purpose of traveling to Mongolia is to conduct research relevant to the development of Contemporary Art in Mongolia. This is part of a larger project to bring Asian art exhibits to LSC-North Harris that will broaden the cultural and educational understanding of our students and will serve our community.

South Korea

Heather Gamber and Chinyoung Berbauer, LSC-CyFair
To explore the possibility of a study abroad course for Foundations of Mathematics I and/or II (MATH 1350, 1351) for AAT students so that our future educators have an opportunity to observe the Korean education system and how it consistently achieves high performance in Mathematics.

Ukraine and Russia

Masoud Shafiei, LSC-Kingwood

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