It is evident that research and development has become an essential part of a large number of engineering universities for its significant contributions to society
. Despite the global impact research conveys, it is mostly a closed group effort. Specific groups (Companies, Organizations, Universities, Departments, etc.) work towards achieving an objective. Engineering research should no longer be constrained to single agencies; interdisciplinary efforts should aid in accomplishing global objectives. Recently universities have adopted interdisciplinary approaches collaborating with other institutes in order to expand ideas and improve teaching methods.
. As part of the Puerto Rico NASA Space Grant, different universities have merged together in order to design and construct Puerto Rico’s first Cubesat. Fig. 1 illustrates a diagram of the different universities, agencies and departments collaborating in this project.