Scholar of the Week

Angel Ramirez      
Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico

Ángel Ramírez always had a fascination with technology, creation, and innovation. The oldest of five boys, Angel was taught the value of hard work by his father who did everything he could to provide for his family. By age 16, Angel had started working in a grocery store bagging groceries and since has held multiple jobs to help fund his education.

Shortly after graduating high school, Àngel was faced with an important decision in life – what university he would be attending. Àngel decided on the Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (PUPR). He is currently a senior studying electrical engineering focusing on communications and control systems. 

Ángel often wonders about his place within STEM. He dreams about being a leader capable of steering and motivating a group of talented people to create solutions for the world. Proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, Àngel is excited to represent the Hispanic community and has set a goal of positively impacting the community, not only with his example but also by creating cutting edge technology as well as many opportunities in STEM.

Ángel has already had several working experiences as an engineer including an internship at NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and at Stryker Corporation in Puerto Rico. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he has held various leadership positions and is an active member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE).

Ángel was awarded the Young Start to Watch recognition for two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014 by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at PUPR. Àngel is a Class of 2015 HENAAC Scholar, who received a scholarship sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation and a role model to his community and the STEM community at large.

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