receives 2007 JJCCI Medal; 2008 nominations now being accepted
CHICAGO , Abel Hernandez-Guerrero
was awarded the ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc.
Medal during the Honors Assembly at the 2006 Congress here last month.Hernandez-Guerrero, a professor of mechanical engineering at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Salamanca, Mexico, was recognized for his tireless dedication to improving cross-cultural understanding, particularly between the United States and Mexico, through the founding of and continued involvement in a unique short-term exchange program between the University of Guanajuato in Mexico and Texas A&M University.2007 JJCCI Medal winner Abel Hernandez-Guerrero Hernandez-Guerrero is a true ambassador for improving cultural diversity and understanding between students.
Through the Student Exchange Program he
founded in 1997, Hernandez-Guerrero
promotes not only technical and educational aspects but also cultural, historical and social aspects of the international engineering community.During the program, students from Texas A&M
visit the Universidad de Guanajuato
and spend a week totally immersed in the lives of the students, university and community.Later in the academic year, students from the University de Guanajuato visit Texas A&M and live the lives of the students there.Hernandez-Guerrero founded the ASME student section at the Universidad de Guanajuato, where he has served as student advisor for 14 years, as well as six other ASME student sections in Mexico.He is an ASME Fellow, a past president of the Mexican Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the Mexican System of Researchers, a national top-level honors society.He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the Universidad de Guanajuato in 1984 and his master's degree and doctorate at Oregon State University in Corvallis in 1987 and 1991, respectively.The ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc.