Recently the Polytechnic University celebrated the National Conference for Hispanics in Engineering in Puerto Rico, the only conference of its kind nationally, which objective is to emphasize and develop the role of Hispanics in engineering in Puerto Rico and the United States.
Representatives of different universities and academic institutions assisted to the activity. There were students from Berkeley, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania and Texas Tech University, among others.
Undergraduate and graduate technical research awards were handed during the conference. In the undergraduate research category the winners, tied for the first place were Frances Tatis Ríos and Gilberto Vigo Rodríguez, and Giovanni Lleonart Dávila, from the Polytechnic University. Second place in undergraduate level were (also tied) Jorismar Torres and Adrián del Moral Ballesteros, of the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez. In the graduate level category first place went to Fransheska Seijo Montes, who goes to Texas Tech University. Second and third place in graduate level went to Beatriz Méndez and José Castro, respectively, both from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.