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2013 Scholars

Walter Rodriguez


Graduation Year: 2017
College: Cullen College of Engineering  
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
High School: William P Clements High School
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

About Me

I love soccer and hope to one day overcome a recent knee cartilage replacement surgery and continue to play here at UH. Math and Science pique my interest in Engineering, specifically regarding the Aerospace field. I have always been interested in space and aeronautics and hope to one day make a considerate contribution to the industry and the scientific field itself.

Campus and Community Involvement

I am a part of the SHPE and HBSA organizations. I volunteer through HBSA at the Houston Food Bank and tutor at Edison Middle School.

Awards and Honors

I received National Merit Outstanding National Achievement, National Hispanic Recognition Program, AP Scholar with Distinction, Texas State German Competition 8th in Vocab level 2 and 8th Reading Comprehension level 3.  I also received SNHS scholarship in high school. Here at UH I have received the HBSA essay scholarship.

Study Abroad

I have taken Spanish for 5 years and am fluent and have taken German 3 years in high school. I hope to study abroad in Germany, Spain or Argentina. I’m most interested in learning more about the culture and gaining a better understanding in the language.


I hope to do research in the Aerospace field early in my academic career and continue until I graduate.

Future Endeavors

I endeavor to attend graduate school for either mechanical or Aerospace engineering and obtain a job here in Houston in the Aerospace industry.