WSU exploring educational, business opportunities in Chihuahua, Mexico

In mid-February, delegations from Wichita State, WSU Tech, Wichita businesses and Chihuahua, Mexico, met on campus to continue discussions about innovation, entrepreneurial and applied learning programs.

The groups discussed possible entrepreneurial cooperation between WSU, Wichita’s innovation ecosystem, and Blu Empire – a Chihuahua City investment and business accelerator.

Wichita State President Jay Golden, WSU Tech President Sheree Utash and other WSU and WSU Tech faculty and staff met with representatives from American Industries to explore a potential location in Chihuahua City that might provide certificate and degree programs by WSU/WSU Tech faculty.

The John Bardo Center hosted a delegation of six manufacturing and machining companies from Chihuahua City that are interested in growing their businesses in Kansas. The company representatives toured the 3D Experience Center and GoCreate. The companies are participating in a three-day trade mission and have interest in expanding in Wichita, establishing manufacturing or research & development projects, and partnering with companies that solve industrial problems with engineering solutions.

In early December, a delegation from Wichita State, led by Provost Rick Muma, visited Mexico to tour aerospace facilities, an industrial park and universities and discuss opportunities for Wichita State to bring educational, training and applied learning programs to the area.

Documents, presentations and other materials related to the February meetings are linked below.


WSU Presentation and Agenda

American Industries

Chihuahua/Industry Collaboration

Higher Education Institutions in Mexico