ALBERTO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/NEWSROOM
His interest in contributing to the development of technology and the creation of new engineering devices capable of solving the most relevant current problems, led Marlon Rivera Muñoz to participate in the sixth edition of Seeds for the Future, an international competition of which he turned out to be one of the 40 winners.
Proudly representing his alma mater and all the youth of Baja California, the Mechatronics Engineering student at CETYS University Campus Mexicali achieved his mission in the event organized by the technology firm Huawei, in collaboration with the Centers for Digital Inclusion of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT).
Every year, Seeds for the Future undertakes the search for young talents, to encourage the transfer of knowledge in the use of technologies and promote entrepreneurship through the design and implementation of innovative technological solutions with positive social impact, where they also generate experience of intercultural work and language training. In previous editions, those selected were awarded a trip to the Huawei facilities in China, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program migrated to the remote mode.
In its 2020 edition, the young cachanilla presented a project focused on encouraging recycling, through robotics, which earned him one of those selected to be part of the Seeds for the Future training program, virtual modality, with emphasis on the field of telecommunications and innovative information technologies, as well as knowledge in electronic devices of the Huawei brand.
«The idea is to develop a series of accessible robots, placed at strategic points in the city where people can take their waste and receive benefits or rewards from affiliated companies in return,» he explained.
In his academic career, the future mechatronics engineer has received awards in conjunction with student groups from the CETYS School of Engineering. He also had an experience of student mobility in Europe, always standing out as a high-achieving student, with a high general average.
Marlon Rivera Muñoz is one semester away from completing his university training, upon graduating he is interested in exploring more in the area of robotics and mechatronics, focused on caring for the environment. His experience and good results at Seeds for the Future motivate him to achieve his goals.
“It was very interesting to know different points of view from the experts in telecommunications, radio frequency, robotics. Furthermore, sharing experience and knowledge with young people from other parts of the world enriched being part of the program ”, he said.