HENAAC Student Leadership Awards


Each year, Great Minds in STEM recognizes graduate students and undergraduate students to receive the top HENAAC Student Leadership Awards that are accompanied by a scholarship. These students are recognized for their high academic achievements, research and/or teaching, outstanding leadership and service within the Hispanic community, and their overall potential to become an innovative leader in the STEM technical workforce, and a role model for Hispanic youth.

2020



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      2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Alexis Lopez
Senior, Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at El Paso

Robert Amezcua Memorial Scholarship Recipient


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      2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Erica Fagnan
Senior, Mathematics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Edison International Scholarship Recipient


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      2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

David Lopez
Doctoral Student, Chemical Engineering
University of Arizona

Dow Chemical Scholarship Recipient


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      2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Dora Gerardo
Masters, Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California

GMIS CEO Scholarship Recipient

2019



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      2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Elena Martinez
Sophomore, Applied Mathematics
Loyola Marymount University

Northrop Grumman Scholarship Recipient


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      2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Manuel Losada
Senior, Electrical Engineering
Florida International University

Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship Recipient


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      2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Cody Silva
Masters Student, Electrical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

The Boeing Company Scholarship Recipient


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      2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Luz Sotelo
Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Union Pacific Scholarship Recipient

2018



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      2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Andrea C. Coto
Senior, Civil Engineering
San Jose State University

Latina STEAM Team Scholarship Recipient



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      2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Anibal E. Morales
Senior, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
Florida International University

Leidos Scholarship Recipient


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      2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Amirr Neal
Masters Student, Mechanical Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles

Chevron Scholarship Recipient


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      2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Rosa E. Morales
Masters Student, Aerospace Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder

The Boeing Company Scholarship Recipient

2017



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      2017 Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Leadership Award

Francisco Romero
Doctoral Student, Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Intel Foundation Scholarship Recipient


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      2017 Outstanding Science Graduate Student Leadership Award

Vanessa Arredondo
Doctoral Candidate, Organic Chemistry
University of California, Irvine

Mellado Family Scholarship Recipient



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      2017 Outstanding Engineering Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Manuel Retana
Senior, Mechanical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Mellado Family Scholarship Recipient


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      2017 Outstanding Science Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Shariemar Lopez
Senior, Computer Science
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship Recipient

2016 



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      2016 Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Leadership Award

Lianette Rivera
Doctoral Candidate, Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan



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      2016 Outstanding Science Graduate Student Leadership Award

Eduardo Torre
Doctoral Candidate, Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania



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      2016 Outstanding Engineering Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Diana Castro
Senior, Aerospace Engineering
California State University, Long Beach



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      2016 Outstanding Science Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Evan Hernandez
Junior, Computer Science
University of Wisconsin – Madison

2015 



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      2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Maribel Jaquez
Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley



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      2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Juan Vargas
Senior, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
University of Texas at El Paso

2014 



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      2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Marlene Patino
Doctoral Student, Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles



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      2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Ernesto Covarrubias
Senior, Mechanical Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles

2013 



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      2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Fidel Hernandez
Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University



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      2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Sandra Gonzalez
Senior, Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona

2012 



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      2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Toni Tullius
Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering
Rice University



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      2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

David Rodriguez
Senior, Information Technology
University of Central Florida

2011



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      2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Nancy Diaz
Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley



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      2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Abel Cortinas
Senior, Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University

2010 

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      2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

Marcos Bolanos
Doctoral Student, Electrical Engineering
Michigan State University

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      2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Katalina Keilhauer
Senior, Civil Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology