DS 123: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2023)

Year: 2023
Editor: Buck, Lyndon; Grierson, Hilary; Bohemia, Erik
Author: Saavedra Gastelum, Veronica; Gonzalez Almaguer, Carlos Alberto; Gonzalez De Cosio Barron, Arturo; Muciño García, Lourdes Jazmin; Zubieta Ramírez, Claudia
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Queretaro, Mexico
Section: Responsible innovation in design and engineering education
DOI number: 10.35199/EPDE.2023.79
ISBN: 978-1-912254-19-4


In the 2015 strategic plan, the mission of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train people of integrity and ethics with a humanistic vision and to be internationally competitive in their professional field. Who, at the same time, are citizens committed to the economic, political, social, and cultural development of their community and the sustainable use of natural resources. During the last 15 years, through the design of social development projects in marginalized areas of the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro, which undergraduate students carry out during their university studies, different projects have been implemented in which added value is given. To agricultural products to create small businesses, based on local supply chains for raw materials and with the help of the governments and states of Guanajuato and Querétaro to bring these products to the market. The science behind these micro-enterprises is conscious agriculture based on sustainability, which is 100% organic, applying design techniques, project management, statistics, experiment design, and data science in recent years. Furthermore, through the studies carried out on different seeds and crops in the Experimental Agricultural Field of the Tecnologico de Monterrey, CAETEC has created a new methodology to increase the productivity of these production units and make them the economic engine to eliminate poverty in areas marginalized not only from the state of Queretaro but from the entire country. The use of precision agriculture at CAETEC has generated valuable information on cultivation methods to improve productivity and information obtained from greenhouses built using the principle of agrotronics that are operated by renewable energy to harvest agricultural products in remote areas and are more marginalized from the country. Allows us to explore new crops and raw material supply chains and apply state-of-the-art technology to design sustainable social development projects presented in this paper.

Keywords: Precision Agriculture, Data Science, Design of Experiments, Higher Education, Educational Innovation.


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