Turabo University Chair
Dr. Roberto Lorán,
Lorán is Professor of Industrial Engineering and currently
Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairsat Universidad del Turabo. Prior to
that he served as Dean of the School of Engineering.
undergraduate education in industrial engineering was at the Universidad
de la República in Uruguay. He holds an MSC from the International
Center for the Teaching of Statistics and Doctoral Degrees from
Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Operation
Research and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Computer Sciences.
Lorán has worked in a number of universities from different countries,
including Spain, Chile, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. He has been
a consultant for several international organizations, including the
principal areas of research interest are in applying emerging
technologies to contribute to the socio-economic development and country
competitiveness with an emphasis on sustainable development and
international cooperation in Environmental Disciplines.
He is a member of the International Society for Engineering Education
and the American Society of Industrial Engineers.
Lorán has published over 100 articles. He is also very active in
Latin-American and Caribbean regional professional organizations.
Universidad del Turabo is characterize for a variety of
programs mainly operated by the School of Engineering and the School of
Science and Technology. A total of 776 students and 125 professors from
junior and high schools are participating in these programs each year.
All the students from the precollege programs as well as professors
participate in the activities and conferences organized by the Massie
Chairs and its initiatives like PREC and CIEMADES. The programs are:
-Geoexplorers at Universidad del Turabo Program funded by NOAA, serves
high school students (9-12) in the east central area of Puerto Rico and
established a Saturday Academy at UT that offers seminars in NOAA
related topics, natural resources, GIS and Business Development to at
least 150 high school students annually.
UP Program serves
a total of 626 students each year beginning no later than the seventh
grade and follows the cohort through the high school. This program is
designed to increase the number of low income student who are prepared
to enter and succeed in post secondary education.
(Alliance in Science and Mathematics)
impact 125 teachers of junior school from the Caguas and Humacao
Educational regions each year. The goal is to impact both systemically
as well as systematically, the manner in which math and science skills
are being taught and learned by offering professional training for
teachers in order to improve the academic achievement of middle school
students in the fields of mathematics and science.