Alumna to Receive Technology Rising Star Award
September 28, 2015
Fátima L. Ramos
College of Engineering alumna Fátima L. Ramos will be presented with the Technology Rising Star award at the 2015 Women of Color (WOC) STEM Conference.
The award recognizes young women in the STEM workforce who are helping shape technology for future generations. Ramos currently works as a systems engineer at General Motors.
Ramos was nominated by General Motors to become a candidate for the WOC award. Judges then reviewed her achievements, the scope of her community outreach activities and her work with minorities seeking science and technology careers.
"Knowing that my coworkers recognize my hard work inspires me to always give my best," said Ramos, who earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering in 2011. "This award is both an honor and a commitment to help others and to always strive for success. I've had great mentors during my two years with General Motors, I owe this to them."
During her time at UTEP, Ramos worked as a systems administrator for the University and was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She was also a member of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists and the Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers (MAES/SHPE).
"I am elated that Fátima is being recognized with the Technology Rising Star Award," said Patricia Nava, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering. "Since she was at UTEP, Fátima's talents and accomplishments made her a great role model for students, especially women in engineering. Fátima has continued to excel, and this recognition is well deserved."