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My name is Alexis Beltran. I’m a mechanical engineering undergraduate student with a special interest in robotics. During the week, I’m a part of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) working with carbon fiber parts and brakes. I am, also, the newest president of Pi Tau Sigma Alpha Sigma chapter. On the weekends, I work for a robot store currently acting as an assistant manager. When I’m not busy being an engineer, I enjoy spending time with my parents and my friends. I love to sing, dance, and enjoy corny jokes.




Andrew Boysen is an undergraduate student in Civil Engineering focused on Structural Engineering. He currently works in the Economic Formulation and Analysis Section at the US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District. Andrew previously attended the University of Miami and Northwestern University, earning degrees in Public Relations and Political Science. Prior to attending UIC, he worked in real estate development specializing in commercial retail projects and has experience in non-profit, sales, and public relations. He serves as the Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2018 Great Lakes Student Conference (GLSC) and President of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) student chapter. He is an active member in the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) student chapter. Andrew is also a LEED Green Associate through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.


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Hi everyone, this is Carlos Cerezo. Currently I am in the Civil Engineering program and I leaning towards Structural Analysis and Transportation. I came to the U.S. 6 years ago from Guatemala and I work full time at the O’hare International Airport. This job has help me not only to practice my vocabulary but also paying my way out to school. I am the father of three beautiful children and two dogs. In addition, I am looking for opportunities to improve my skills within graphic and design software. On the other hand, on my free time I like to spend time with my family and to play with my dogs. I also love to dance all types of music and love to watch movies.




Rosanna Granata is a current Chemical Engineering senior at UIC where she is also the President of the UIC Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She is slated to graduate Spring 2017 and she hopes to continue her education with pursuing her PhD. She is passionate about research especially within the areas of renewable energy, pollution control, sustainability and green manufacturing practices.  She also interested in nanotechnology, 2-D materials and material science.  Other areas of focus are within social justice and public engagement with science. When not in the classroom, researching or engaging in student groups, she enjoys learning and building new instruments, spending time outdoors, experimenting with culinary adventures or tinkering with DIY handy-works.