Scholar of the Week

Agustin Romo
Cal Poly Pomona

Agustin Romo is in his junior year at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) where he is majoring in aerospace engineering. Throughout Agustin’s college career, he has been actively involved in several university organizations, conducted research year round, and worked impressive engineering-related internships while maintaining an excellent academic record.

Agustin entered Cal Poly Pomona through the Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) program and impressed his director from the very beginning with his seriousness, amiable spirit and his willingness to be a team player. During the course of his studies he has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement with a cumulative grade point average of 3.88. Such exceptional academic standing has led to numerous awards including the American Materials Society International Scholarship. He has been on the Aerospace Dean’s List, the President’s List and was named Most Outstanding Aerospace Freshman. For the past two years Agustin has also been conducting research with the Chemical and Materials Engineering Chair.

Agustin is very involved on the Cal Poly Pomona campus where he is the Engineering Council Representative for the Material Advantage Club, and is a member of the Society of Hispanics in Science and Technology, the Bronco Society for the Research and Development of Unmanned Vehicles, the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and Sigma Gamma Tau.

In addition, this past summer he was a Structures and Mechanisms Intern for The Boeing Company/NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate where he developed various 3-D models for the CCDev service module using the CAD software NX unigraphics and significantly reduced the weight of both the SM’s fuel tank bridge beams and MMOD shields by 10-15%.

Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Agustin wants to continue to support the MEP program because of the enormous difference the program has made in the advancement of his college career.

Agustin is a 2012 HENAAC-NASA Johnson Space Center scholarship recipient.

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