NACME scholars named

NACME scholarsFifteen students from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University were named recipients of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) scholarship. The students were honored during a reception on April 11.

NACME aims to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian and Latino graduates in science, technology, engineering and math education and careers. NACME’s vision is to help shape the United States engineering workforce, much like the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Therefore, the scholarships are the result of a five-year grant awarded to the college of engineering, by NACME, to help support talented underrepresented students studying engineering.

The scholarship recipients were recognized for their academic achievements and received a $3,000 award, which is renewable as long as the students maintain a 3.0 GPA. The NACME scholarship recipients are also expected to participate in a college-related student leadership program such as, the Engineering Ambassador Program and the Explore Engineering summer camps.

The 2014 NACME scholars are:

Samantha Aguilar, biomedical engineering

Carley Amador, aerospace engineering

Israel Casillas, aerospace engineering

David Cavazos, biomedical engineering

Emmanuel Hernandez, civil engineering

Jacob Lozano, chemical engineering

Daniel Maldonado, nuclear engineering

Corinne Martinez, biomedical engineering

Sean O’Beirne, aerospace engineering

Anthony Ramirez, electrical engineering

Kyrone Riley, nuclear engineering

Matthew Rodriguez, civil engineering

Veronica Rodriguez Chavarria, computer science

Julia Lisa Saenz, industrial engineering

Mattias Turner, mechanical engineering