National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

In the College of Engineering, all are welcome. To better share the stories of how our faculty, staff, students and alumni are diverse in their many varying forms, we are celebrating various heritage and other nationally recognized months. This recognition will include stories about those in our greater engineering community, as well as sharing events and other opportunities.

Did you know?

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture and to honor five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their Independence days in September.

Source: Library of Congress

Featured Stories

Andrea Paola Arguelles taking a selfie
Q&A with Andrea Paola Arguelles
Ph.D. 2016, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, UNL
Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanic, Penn State University
"My heritage is an integral part of my identity. I did not realize how much until I left my home country [Venezuela] to pursue higher education in the U.S. The biggest lesson I carry with me from my Hispanic upbringing is the importance of family."

Q&A with Andrea
Francisco Munoz-Arriola
Q&A with Dr. Francisco Munoz-Arriola
Associate Professor, Hydroinformatics and Predictive Analytics, Department of Biological Systems Engineering /
Associate Professor, Integrated Hydroclimate and Geospatial Analytics, School of Natural Resources
"In my lab, as in the classroom, I create a welcoming environment that extols the virtues of diversity, inclusiveness, and equity as a means to civic and intellectual advancement."

Q&A with Francisco
Alma Ramirez-Rodgers
Q&A with Alma Ramirez-Rodgers
Senior assistant director of student development, College of Engineering
"As a first-generation female of Mexican descent, I believe I’m a living testimonial that although there may be several challenges one might face in life, these can be overcome with perseverance (or “ganas” as my dad would say)."

Q&A with Alma
Stephanie Perez and her boyfriend Bailey at Sioux Falls
Q&A with Stephanie Perez
CIVE major, College of Engineering
"I have always held the belief that my heritage is what keeps me, and my family grounded and allows us to have a unique outlook on life that we otherwise would not have."

Q&A with Stephanie

Dr. Krystel Castillo

College of Engineering Seminar Series: Distinguished Speaker

Integrated Data Analytics Scheme to Enable Data-Driven Decision Making in Clean Energy and Cyber Manufacturing

ZOOM PRESENTATION / Tuesday, October 6 / 9 – 10 a.m.

Dr. Krystel Castillo
GreenStar Endowed Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute
The University of Texas at San Antonio