UTEC - MIT Collaborative Program

The archeology of Peru is extremely magnificent and very diverse due to the particular characteristics of the pre-Inca and Inca cultures that developed throughout Peru, especially in Cuzco. These ancestral structures also generate intrigue in knowing the criteria of how they were designed to be built later on. Those structures were built for different purposes: agriculture, religiosity, living, among others. During this program, twelve undergraduate students (six from MIT and six from UTEC) will learn how to use modern architecture and engineering techniques to understand the criteria for designing and building ancestral structures.

The program at a glance

Structure

Program Cost

Coordinators

Call for applications

Structure

The program will begin in Boston, where students will be given lectures at MIT about digital photogrammetry and other 360 techniques. These initial activities will be complemented with a two-week program in Peru, including a field trip to Cusco to apply the learnt techniques by mapping the ruins of Tipón.

Program Cost

UTEC – MIT program convers accommodation, orientation, academic workshops, organized group activities and excursions for all participants.

Vaccination, meals, travel insurance, visa, and airfare to Cusco (Peru) and Boston (USA) are NOT included.

Coordinators

Core Faculty Leads:

-Dr. Jorge D. Abad, Chair of UTEC, Director of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of UTEC.

-Dr. Takehiko Nagakura, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT.

Participating Staff:

-Paloma Gonzalez Rojas, PhD student, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT.

-Leo Guerrero, Lab. Manager, Water Research Center, UTEC

Call for applications

1st UTEC – MIT Collaborative Program 2019-2020 Mapping the landscape and ancient ruins

Objective: To use modern architecture and engineering techniques to understand the criteria for designing and building ancestral structures

Program Duration:
First module: First two weeks of August 2019 (Boston) Second module: First two weeks of January 2020 (Cusco)(Exact dates to be confirmed)

First module: First two weeks of August 2019 (Boston)

Second module: First two weeks of January 2020 (Cusco)

(Exact dates to be confirmed)

Application deadline:

Friday, October 26, 2019

For more information on the UTEC - Harvard Students Collaborative Program framework, guidelines and picture gallery, please click here