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Sylvia Natividad, UTEP Top 10 Senior

Sylvia Natividad
Sylvia Natividad
Sylvia Natividad, a recent Metallurgical and Materials Engineering graduate, was recently named one of UTEP’s Top Ten Seniors, an honor given annually to UTEP’s best and brightest students by the UTEP Alumni Association.

The first female in her family to receive a college degree, Sylvia earned many scholarships and actively participated in many campus organizations and activities as an undergraduate student. She was named an Albert S. Holbert Endowed Scholar and has received engineering awards from the American Society of Civil Engineering, the Texas Society for Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. Her campus activities include serving as a board member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), treasurer of the UTEP Rotary, fundraising co-chair for the Materials Advantage Society and president of the Alpha Sigma Mu materials engineering honor society. In the community, she has organized holiday events for La Posada, a domestic violence shelter; was a science fair judge at Cooley Elementary School; and was a fundraiser for the Humane Society of El Paso.

Sylvia graduated from UTEP with a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in May. She plans to work as a graduate research assistant at The University of Arizona for the summer and then will return to UTEP as a master’s student in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

“My fondest memory of UTEP is my older brother’s graduation day. I was so proud to see my brother, the first person in our family to graduate from college, receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. This event inspired me to excel in my own career at this great University which provides everyone an equal opportunity to succeed.”