After Efra Altamirano earned a M.B.A. with specialization in Marketing Services, she studied Social Development and Quality Education. She is currently preparing her dissertation on learning outcomes assessment. Altamirano teaches undergraduate and other levels of education.
Professor Palou is the director of the Center for Science, Engineering, and Technology Education in the Department of Chemical, Food, and Environmental Engineering at Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico. He teaches engineering, food science, and education related courses. His research interests include emerging technologies for food processing, creating effective learning environments, using tablet PCs and associated technologies to enhance the development of 21st century expertise in engineering students, and building rigorous research capacity in science, engineering and technology education.