At Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) there is a tight bond between researchers from the Geophysics Institute's (IG) Seismology Department and geophysics engineering undergraduate students from the university's Faculty of Engineering. Several researchers teach a number of math, physics, geophysics, and seismology-related courses and are often on the lookout for undergraduate students whom they can recruit for their research activities. Conversely, a student might reach out to the researcher and indicate an interest in extending his or her activities beyond the classroom.

Senior students who are more versed in the disciplines of geophysics often know which field they would...

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