Ramirez selected as National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering student ambassador


Anthony Ramirez, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to be a student ambassador for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).

For the past 40 years, NACME has awarded engineering scholarships to African American, American Indian and Latino students seeking a postsecondary degree. NACME distributes these awards through the NACME Scholars Program. NACME scholar ambassadors are part of a select group of students chosen from each partner institution to represent the NACME scholars on their campus.

As student ambassador, Ramirez will relay important information about NACME to the scholars and the resources it can provide. He will also represent Texas A&M at the annual NACME Symposium and Gala.

Ramirez is from Deming, New Mexico. He is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fish Camp and also is a NACME Scholar. He hopes to make a difference as an engineer with his many activities and his new role.

“Engineers’ main concerns are for security, safety and well-being of the public, they seek to improve upon existing conditions and technology for the betterment of society,” he said. “I want to make a positive impact in people’s lives and thought it best through electrical engineering.”

NACME is an organization whose mission is to ensure American competitiveness by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful minority young women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers through scholarships, middle school, high school and community college programs, research and engineering public policy.