Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Delia J. Valles-Rosales, Associate Professor, USDA- BGREEN-NMSU Director, SWE Faculty Advisor,Department of Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University
I have always been fascinated with mechanics and how things work. This, along with a passion for working with my hands, has lead me to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. It is my hope to graduate with this degree in the spring of 2017 and pursue employment opportunities that will allow me to work towards a Master’s in Industrial Engineering. My education in engineering so far has been very enriching and has allowed me the opportunity to be a part of research at the undergraduate level. My first opportunity came in the summer of 2015 where I spent ten weeks at Tennessee Tech researching 3-D printed patterns for sand cast parts. This NSF-sponsored opportunity allowed me to further my education and resulted in the publication of my research. Upon returning to NMSU, I became an Alliance for Minority Participation student and have been participating with a wood and plastic composite research project. Besides my involvement in Alliance for Minority Participation, I am a student ambassador for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. As a student ambassador, I spend extra time within the college helping out during events and speaking with perspective students. These experiences have made me appreciate my time in engineering and in return, I encourage others to become involved.