Skip to main content

2013 Scholars


Jorge Martorell


Graduation Year: 2017
College: Cullen College of Engineering 
Major:  Chemical Engineering
High School: Dulles High School
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

About Me

I love travelling to new places and trying new things, and I often will bring a camera with me to document these experiences. I believe in working hard and keeping a lighthearted attitude. I am motivated to make myself the best I can be in anything I do and I strive to get the most I can out of life. I am proud to be a Tier One Scholar, and most of all I am proud to be a Cougar.

Campus and Community Involvement

I volunteered in my community mostly through my high school’s Key Club, in which I was an officer my senior year. I now hope to continue volunteering through an organization in college. I also want to get involved in other clubs on campus and hope to join an intramural team.

Awards and Honors

In high school, I was recognized for Academic Excellence and was named a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. I also received honorable mention in the USA Physics Olympiad. Besides the Tier One Scholarship, I was also awarded the National Merit Scholarship.

Study Abroad

I think that studying in any foreign country would be a unique chance to learn and see something new. I would especially love to study abroad in Spain because I am fluent in Spanish and want to experience the culture of that country.


I am interested by research both in chemical engineering and more broadly in chemistry. Since the start of this summer, I have been working in the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston. The work I am doing there has been fascinating and I hope to stay there while I study. Being exposed to research has opened my mind to a new set of opportunities for my future that I might never have considered, and I find being a part of research to be fascinating and fulfilling.

Future Endeavors

I think that I would like to go to graduate school, but I am still very much exploring my options. I am keeping myself open to whatever opportunities I might have after finishing college.