Scholar of the Week

Edward Castillo      
University of Texas at San Antonio

Edward Castillo is a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio pursuing an electrical engineering degree.  He is a Class of 2014 HENAAC Scholar recipient of a $1,000 Davila/Trevino Memorial Scholarship.

Edward is characterized as a personable, intelligent and capable young man.  His career goal is to receive a master’s degree in control systems and work for a company that will provide professional growth in the system and controls engineering field.  His academics, work experience and leadership demonstrate he is well on his way toward reaching that goal.

Academically, he has earned academic distinction on the UTSA President’s List in Spring 2011 and Fall 2013, and the UTSA College of Engineering Dean’s List in Fall 2011 and Fall 2012.  He has also received a prestigious NACME Scholarship.

He has interned at CPS Energy, in San Antonio, TX, as a transmission engineer using the Power Lines System – Computer Aided Design and Drafting and ArcGIS software to perform transmission line clearance and easement analysis, and the Fault Analysis and Lightning Location System software to perform the transmission line system lightning analysis.  In summer of 2014, he participated in an Undergraduate REU program in mechatronics, robotics, and automated system design at Texas A&M University. 

Edward also has an outstanding record of giving back to the community.  He is an active member in the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical & Computer Engineering Honor Society, the UTSA College of Engineering Student Ambassador program, and he is an avid member of the UTSA Omega Delta Phi Inc. service fraternity.  He has also participated in several leadership institutes including the 2013 Leadershape Institute at UTSA and the Adelante Leadership Institute.  Edward also volunteers at Mobile Loaves and Fishes, an organization that helps to feed and clothe the local homeless in South Texas.

It is apparent that Edward has the aspiration, motivation and passion to become an innovative STEM leader and to achieve greatness in his chosen field.

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