TEC de Monterrey – Campus Guadalajara Changemaker Campus

Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private, non-profit educational institution, without political or religious affiliations. The institution has an action model for social entrepreneurship where we strengthen ethical and citizenship competencies through curricular and co-curricular programs, such as: community social service and student association activities, in order for our students to: Learn to reflect, analyze and evaluate ethical dilemmas related to himself/herself, his/her professional practice and context, respect people and environment, get to know and be aware of the social, economic, political and ecological reality and perform with solidarity and responsible citizenship regarding the disadvantaged communities. We motivate our students to perform in favor of an inclusive society.

We educate leaders to have the passion and the spirit to transform the world and create their own future.

Social Development Support Programs

Are implemented in underprivileged communities nationwide through computer technology installed in the Community Learning Centers and Social Incubators. They include academic, training and entrepreneurship programs. One of the academic programs is Prepanet, which provides the opportunity to earn a high school diploma online. In these programs, students participate as advisors in microenterprise, course tutors and consultants in their areas of specialization.

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Inclusive Engineering

The purpose of science, technology and engineering for innovation and capacity is to build in education and research a proposal in which engineers may apply their knowledge to collaborate with a non-profit organization to solve specific problems and needs related to their area of study. In this particular instance, students worked with civil society organizations to define projects and to develop 100% functional prototypes. As an example students: Designed a wheelchair adapted to the end user, a fixed ramp with multiple angles for locomotive rehabilitation and a multi-sensory room (white-black) to stimulate the senses before moving to mechano therapy.

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Honors Program

The program focuses on strengthening leadership and entrepreneurial spirit of our students. In a kind of leadership that ensures respect for human rights and seeks participation in local and international spaces. The program works two dimensions: personal and relational values ​​in which attitudes and skills as empathy, assertiveness, decision making, passion, integrity, solidarity, critical thinking and understanding of reality are developed. The relationship with students is established on the model of mentoring.

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Violeta Sandoval Chapa Social Innovation Director

In March 2013, I was designated to pursuit becoming a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka. I was very excited for initiating the adventure of a new project around the ecosystem of social change. That day without knowing, I was beginning to understand the ecosystem in a new way. A new way of capitalizing my experience in intervention projects with different logistics. From a paradigm shifter global perspective. A perspective that generates ideas, takes risks and put people right in the center of the decisions with solidarity. Sharing the path with the Ashoka U community towards social innovation is one of the greatest strengths of America and the world for all the entrepreneurs of the 21st century.

Mark Wood Academic Dean and Director of Institutional Strategies

Mark Wood is trained professionally as an architect, holding a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey (1990) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin (1994). Between 1991 and 1999, he practiced in the fields of architectural and urban design. He initiated in 1994 an academic career in the Tecnologico de Monterrey, a multi-campus university system in Mexico. He has held various academic and administrative positions: Professor, Department of Architecture (Campus Monterrey, 1994-1995); Director, Department of Architecture (Campus Guadalajara, 1996-1999); Campus President (Campus Mazatlan, Campus Hermosillo, and Campus Leon, 1999-2008). In August 2008, he began his PhD studies in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. There, he promoted education in sustainability as a Teaching Assistant (Sustainable Cities, 2008-09) and a Fellow in the NSF-funded GK-12 “Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools” program (2009-11). He represented the School as a facilitator and presenter in conferences and various community and professional events. Awarded a Dissertation Fellowship, he completed his degree with the dissertation, “Addressing Sustainability in an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: A Case Study of a Social Incubator in Mexico.” In August 2013, he returned to Tecnologico de Monterrey as Director of the Center for Sustainability at Campus Ciudad de Mexico. There, he developed research and academic projects related to sustainability, including the introduction of the theme across the curriculum (architecture, entrepreneurship, business, etc.). Since February 2015, he is the Academic Dean and Director of Institutional Strategies (Director Académico y de Apoyo a la Visión) in Campus Guadalajara. In this function, he oversees all academic support activities and facilities, including faculty development, research resources, life and career services, and international programs.

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Edgar Muñiz Avila Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

He studied a PhD in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Business at the University of Nebrija, Spain. He also has a Masters Degree in Business and Bachelor in Marketing with the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro. His research interests are Social Entrepreneurship, Creation and Development of Enterprises and Family Businesses. Today he is recognized by the CONACYT as a SNI (National System of Researchers). He is an international consultant certificates by the Business Family Foundation, National Business Incubator Association, Startup Wheel and Lean LaucnPad. Currently he participates as a professor at the EGADE Graduate Business School at ITESM. He was Academic Director of the Bachelor in Entrepreneurship, Master in Business Administration with focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Department at ITESM Campus Queretaro. For 9 years he directed the efforts of the Business Incubator and Enterprise Acceleration. He is currently Director of the Division for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara. He is co-author of the book entitled "We have no choice" 10 reasons for undertaking.

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Lizette Huezo Ponce Academic Director for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Diego Scherer Zavala Research Professor (Chair in Innovation Coordinator and Media Convergence)

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Yolanda Cham Yuen Academic advisor for students of the B.S. Electronic and Computer Engineering and the B.S. Computer Systems Engineering. Certified professor in service-learning

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Randall J. Coffie Goedhoop Academic advisor for students of the B.S. Industrial Engineering with minor in Systems Engineering

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Ana Esquivel López

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.