||Friday, January 30th 2009 [ versión español ]
Doctor Benjamín Colucci Ríos, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying and the director of the Center of Technological Transfer in Transportation of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) was inducted as a member of the Panamerican Academy of Engineering (API by its Spanish acronym).
The ceremony was carried out at the 31st Annual Convention of the Panamerican Union of Engineering Associations (UPADI by its Spanish acronym) and of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (FMOI by its Spanish acronym) which took place in December in Brasilia, Brazil.
One of the objectives of API is to “recognize relevant contributions that help the profession’s progress and technological development, by distinguished personalities in Engineering from the Americas, incorporating them as members,” as was indicated on their website.
Colucci Ríos said that he feels honored to be admitted to the Academy, which as well as taking into consideration the professional trajectory, also evaluate the criteria of ethic and moral conduct of the candidates.
“It’s an acknowledgement of dedication, of education, of Engineering without borders, interdisciplinary and panamerican,” sustained the professor, who in more than 23 years of his professional career has participated in diverse developmental initiatives in the area of engineering, as well as the community.
Recently, Colucci was also chosen as Distinguished Member of the Mayagüez Chapter of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. He was named an adoptive son of Mayagüez by the mayor, José Guillermo Rodríguez, for his contribution to education.
Engineer Miguel Ángel Yadarola, president of API (to the right) places the medal that grants their members their titles around Bengamín Colucci’s neck.
Doctor Benjamín Colucci during the signing of the API resolutions. Miguel Ángel Yadarola observes him.