|Home Address||1304 Randolph|
EL PASO, TX 79902
|Street Address||1304 Randolph|
|Address Line 2||EL PASO|
|ZIP / Postal Code||79902|
|State / Province||TX|
|Are your home address and mailing address the same?||Yes|
|Current college/university||University of El Paso Texas|
|Degree(s) obtained (please list Degree, Institution, Year, Major(s))||Highschool Degree,Socorro Highschool, 2016|
|Degree currently seeking (include Major(s))||Bachelors Degree, Civil Engineering|
|Adviser Name||Shane Walker|
|Current academic status||Junior|
|Adviser Address||A215 Engineering Building|
El Paso, TX 79968
|Street Address||A215 Engineering Building|
|ZIP / Postal Code||79968|
|State / Province||TX|
|Adviser Phone||(915) 747-8729|
|Please write a short essay on activities and/or interest in asphalt technology|
Civil engineering is the backbone of any prosperous civilization and vital for the development of proper livelihood. The assistantship from the AMAP program would be a reliable bridge for me to expand my education horizon and continue gaining experience in the geotechnical engineering field. My graduation date from my BSCE is anticipated for Spring of 2020. Upon graduation, I would like to pursue a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering. I am planning to enroll in the fast track Master program and continue working at CTIS under the Asphalt facility. I firmly believe that the AMAP program is a great opportunity to enhance my understanding of the research process and refine my academic and professional skills by accruing time managing adaptability and prioritizing my responsibilities. The program will also increase the likelihood of my admittance to the graduate program in UTEP and proliferate my resume appeal to future employers. In the near future, I see myself working as a geotechnical engineer mining. My long-term goal is to return to a university with a Ph.D. degree and contribute meaningfully to the education of young Hispanic civil engineering students and the asphalt sector.
|Free Response Questions|
|Provide details of any work experience relative to the highway industry|
During my Junior year, I decided to submerge myself in research activities by volunteering at the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems under the supervision of Dr. Soheil Nazarian and Dr. Imad Abdallah. I have been able to collaborate on two research projects sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) entitled “Developing Guidelines and Design Program for Hot-Mix Asphalts Containing RAP, RAS and Other Additives through a Balanced Mix-Design Process” and “Improved Overlay Tester for Fatigue Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures.” My research tasks range from preparing the raw material for asphalt concrete mixtures to fabricating asphalt samples for test methods specified by TxDOT and ASTM.
|List your academic awards and honors|
Hispanic Scholarship Fund recipient, Shell Incentive Fund Recipient, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarship recipient, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Chi Epsilon Honor Society Liason, 2018 Deans List, 2017 Deans List, AP Scholar
|Discuss your hobbies and interests|
I am very logic oriented and have a fascination for the world of engineering but I also have a deep love for the liberal arts. On my free time, I read books related to philosophy, psychology, and American literature. I also play guitar on my downtime and solve puzzles with my roommates. In a social scene, I enjoy playing outdoor soccer with my friends and dancing ballroom salsa with my girlfriend. When I visit my parents I usually work on hands-on construction that ranges from electric wiring to framing and everything in the residential building process. I enjoy learning more about financial literacy and hope continue sharpening my coding skills.
|List your school activities|
In Fall 2016, I started my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). My perseverance and motivation from my Civil Engineering professors have enabled me to maintain an overall GPA of 3.90, while also participating in extracurricular activities. I am an active member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and recently became Liaison for Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society. I am also a member of the student chapters of ASCE, ITE, AGC, SEAoT, TSPE, SSSP, MAYAS, and SHPE here in UTEP. I am eager to become an external representative officer of ASCE and help to win the 2019 steel bridge competition.