Have you ever wonder how computers work? what are mathematical models? who discovers new technologies? These are the types of questions that lead my academic and business career towards the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Nowadays, we rely in these fields to continue the forward progress towards improved technology and processes while maintaining an underlying positive trend for the environment.
My attention got caught up in the dilemma of understanding natural phenomena and human-made devices, so I ended up interested in math, computers, and science. I am a graduate senior in the exciting journey of completing a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. My goal is to pursue a doctoral program in the near future. The experiences acquired throughout my career give me the ability to solve problems with the use of mathematical modeling, to write computer programs given a set of rules and keywords, and more importantly, to carry out research for new discoveries.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a national laboratory that conducts basic and applied research in the areas of neutron science, biology, energy sources, advanced materials, national security, and supercomputing. It is managed for the United States Department of Energy by a University of Tennessee and Battelle partnership. ORNL has a staff of over 4,000 staff members including scientists and engineers, and annually hosts approximately 3,000 guest researchers. Thanks to the Research Alliance in Math and Science Program I am one of those guest researches in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate. The experience demonstrates my capabilities and at the same time improves them to a higher professional level.