In summer 2008, Rice 360° and the School of Biotechnology and Health at Tecnológico de Monterrey
offered Bioengineering and World Health to 20 high school and college students from Houston and Monterrey, Mexico. Students learned how bioengineering can improve health in developed and developing countries, and about the future of bioengineering. Students began the course at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities. Students visited marginalized communities with health needs representative of those found across the developing world. Students completed the course at Rice University. Rice's bioengineering department is among the top 10 in the U.S. and is next to the world’s largest medical center.