The Energy Corridor (TEC)

Sustainable Transformation through Energy, Water and Regional Development


Big Ideas for USA/Mexico Border Prosperity: On Sustainable Manufacturing

September 23–24, 2021
University of Texas at El Paso

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2nd USA/Mexico Energy Corridor Symposium to be held at the University of Texas at El Paso (Day-1) and the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez in Mexico (Day-2) on September 23rd and 24th, 2021. This symposium represents a follow-up to the inaugural workshop at the University of California in San Diego in 2019. Both symposia seek to study and address the existing challenges at the border between the United States of America and Mexico and the challenges at the borders between Mexico and Central America. An aim is to learn and discuss energy, water, and food security in the region as well as enhancement of industry and workforce development to impact economic prosperity.

For more information, contact Michelle Pearson ( or visit the event website.

Event website

1st TEC Workshop

June 28-29, 2019
University of California San Diego


Powerpoint Slide Decks:

Luciano Castillo (Purdue University)
Jay Gore (Purdue University)
David Warsinger (Purdue University)
Martin Wosnik (University of New Hampshire)

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to welcome you to the 1st Future Energy, Water, Industry, and Economy Park (FEWIEP) workshop to be held at the University of California- San Diego during June 28-29, 2019. This workshop represents a follow-up of the FEWIEP White Paper to build an economic corridor along the border states by bringing energy & water to the region.

During the two-day event, in partnership with scientists, engineers and developers we seek to begin the discussion of a plan for the development of the US/Mexico border. Four goals of the workshop are expected to be also the outcomes are:

  • GOAL #1: Development of an In-depth Master Plan of the Project.
  • GOAL #2: Location and strategy for a 10 Miles Prototype.
  • GOAL #3: Expand partnership between academia, private sector of US and Mexico.
  • GOAL #4: Establish a clear path for sustainability of the FEWIEP Institute and deployment of the prototype along the US/Mexico border.

Active discussions and short presentations (20 min each) will provide the vision and strategy for the deployment of a 10 miles prototype. A team from academia and private sector from the US & Mexico will lay the foundations to integrate energy, water and economic opportunities with an Institute for workforce Development within the 10 miles prototype region.

Challenges in terms of policy, investment, environmental concerns to flora and fauna in the economic development of this region will be addressed. Also, analysis of the energy resources, water needs will provide a strategy to determine optimum technologies integration for maximum economic growth.

Consequently, during 2 days of the workshop in depth discussions and short talks, we hope to provide an intellectual environment to identify key questions in the 21st century impacting mass migration and development. The workshop includes short talks each of 20 minutes (12 minutes talk, plus 8 minutes for discussion and transition), as well as several sub-group discussions of 1.5 hours each. Then, in-depth discussions at the end of each day are designed to encourage maximum interactions among all participants.