DOE/FIU Science & Technology Workforce Development Program
 

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  • Claudia Cardona (Environmental Engineering)

    Claudia Cardona (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Claudia Cardona graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in the fall of 2003. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in […]

     
  • Revathy Venkataraman (Information Technology)

    Revathy Venkataraman (Information Technology)

    About DOE Fellow Revathy Venkataraman is currently pursuing her master’s degree in information technology at Florida International University. Her expected graduation date is Fall of 2013. Previously, she worked as […]

     
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  • GABRIELA VAZQUEZ (Mechanical Engineering)

    Gabriela Vazquez (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Ms. Gabriela Vazquez graduated from her Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Florida International University (FIU) in December 2014. Ms. Vazquez received her first bachelor’s degree in […]

     
  • MARIELA SILVA (Engineering Management)

    Mariela Silva (Engineering Management)

    About DOE Fellow Mrs. Mariela Silva graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering (2001) and finished a certification in operations research by 2006. Her […]

     
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  • Valentina Padilla (Environmental Engineering)

    Valentina Padilla (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Valentina Padilla obtained her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering in the spring 2013 with a GPA of 3.77; making her a magna cum laude recipient, and the […]

     
  • Raul Ordonez (Electrical Engineering)

    Raul Ordonez (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Raul Ordonez received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with a minor in mathematics at Florida International University in the Spring of 2013. Raul’s professional interests include power systems, […]

     
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  • Lucas Nascimento (Electrical Engineering)

    Lucas Nascimento (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Lucas Nascimento received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with concentrations in both integrated nano-technology and communication systems at Florida International University in the Fall of 2013. Previously, […]

     
  • Joel McGill (Civil Engineering)

    Joel McGill (Civil Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Joel McGill graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in the spring of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a specialty in remediation. He is […]

     
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  • Robert Lapierre (Chemistry)

    Robert Lapierre (Chemistry)

    About DOE Fellow Robert Lapierre graduated from Florida International University in spring of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. Before graduating, he spent 2-3 years of his undergraduate […]

     
  • Dayron Chigin (Electrical Engineering)

    Dayron Chigin (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Dayron Chigin graduated in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Florida International University (FIU) and is currently pursuing his Master […]

     
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  • Dania Castillo (Civil Engineering)

    Dania Castillo (Civil Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Dania Castillo graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineeringy.  She is currently an active member of the student organization American Society […]

     
  • Francisco Bolanos (Mechanical Engineering)

    Francisco Bolanos (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Francisco Bolanos currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in business management economics from the University of California Santa Cruz.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science […]

     
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  • Jennifer Arniella (Mechanical Engineering)

    Jennifer Arniella (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Jennifer Arniella received a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Florida International University in Fall of 2014. Her interests include engineering design, robotics, renewable energy and eco-friendly engineering. […]

     
  • Steve Noel (Computer Science)

    Steve Noel (Computer Science)

    About DOE Fellow Steve Noel graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Department at Florida International University. His interests include parallel computing, computer graphics, database management […]

     
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  • Sasha Philius (Mechanical Engineering)

    Sasha Philius (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Sasha Philius graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Sasha’s professional interests include robotics, computational modeling, and design optimization. He […]

     
  • Pedro Cordon (Computer Engineering)

    Pedro Cordon (Computer Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Pedro Cordon is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering at Florida International University (FIU). His expected graduation date is fall 2014. […]

     
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Testimonial

  • I am grateful to have been part of this program and the many values I learned throughout. Never will I forget my roots 🙂 You do an amazing job Dr. Leonel Lagos!!!

    Dania Castillo, (DOE Fellow – Class of 2012) now a Transportation Designer at HDR