He holds a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with emphasis on sustainable development and environmental management, University of Delaware, USA; M.Sc. in History of Science and Technology, with emphasis on technological transfer, Polytechnic University, N. Y.; B.A. in Philosophy, major on sociological theory, State University “Lomonosov”, Moscow. He was research dean and professor at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). He was director of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO) – Dominican Republic. He has carried out research in many fields, author of several publications related to science, technology and environmental sustainability. At present, he is a research professor at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.
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Until he retired in July 2005, Franklin Chang-Diaz was an astronaut and physicist born in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 1950, becoming an American citizen in 1977. His last name is reminiscent of martial arts because Chang is of Chinese ascendants. When he was about to finish high school, his parents sent him to the United States with only $50 in his pocket. His film, far from martial arts, could have been titled A Costa Rican lost in America. But Chang did not allow fate to choose for him, he graduated and later attended the University of Connecticut, where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1973. Later he obtained a PhD in...