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Alex Trevino

Alex Trevino

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Educational Background:

University of Texas at San Antonio | Spring 2018 | Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Finance 

Professional History:

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute Feb 2016-Present
The Summit Group Advisors Aug 2015-Dec 2015
The Jenkins Group Jun 2008-Aug 2013

Professional Affiliations:

The Investment Society, UTSA Mens Soccer Team, Green Society, Student Government, Asociación De Empresarios Mexicanos Jovenes(AEM)

What first inspired you to work in your field?

My interests have always aligned in the areas of clean technology and sustainability. Working for the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute has allowed for me to see how a finance major can connect in helping address the challenges that society faces. 

Current Work at the Institute:

Improvement the level of engagement of the student body at UTSA and community at large on sustainability and promoting the various ongoing projects at the institute.

Related Projects: Electrification of TransportationUTSA Installation of Distributed Solar Energy ResourcesEnergy Conservation & Residential ConsumptionLarge Scale Photovoltaic Integration


Amanda Hydar

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Andres Tapia

Andres Tapia

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Educational Background:

University of Texas at San Antonio | Spring 2018 | Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Electrical Engineering


Professional History:

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute August 2017-Present

Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems Undergraduate Researcher Sept 2014-Present

USDA-ARS: Cotton Production and Processing Research: Lubbock, TX Undergraduate Researcher June 2015-August 2015

USDA-ARS:  Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Beltsville, MD Undergraduate Researcher June 2016-August 2016

USDA-ARS: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Beltsville, MD Undergraduate Researcher June 2017-August 2017


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IEEE-AESS

IEEE-HKN

Tau Beta Pi

 

What first inspired you to work in your field:

I always have enjoyed learning about data analytics techniques because these would help me in my academic and professional career. I also enjoy building web application and offline applications since it pushes my creativity in improving its functionality or performance. 


Current Work at the Institute:

Make web applications to display information. Most applications developed are related to geospatial display online.

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Ben Honer

Ben Honer

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Educational Background:

B.S. Geophysics Texas A&M University ’15

M.S. Mechanical Engineering UTSA ‘17

Professional History:

Volunteer at the U.S. Geological Survey

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

What first inspired you to work in your field?

Although graduating with a degree in geophysics, my initial focus was aimed toward engineering during my first two years of college. Having built a strong foundation in mathematics and science made it a simple choice to pursue a degree in either science or engineering. After touring several engineering departments of Texas A&M, I initially decided to major in mechanical engineering. However after taking a geology course as a science elective, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to pursue a discipline that was based around relevant courses. This led me to transfer into the geophysics program at the start of my junior year. Now having graduated in December of 2015 with a degree in geophysics, my desire is to return to my initial interest of mechanical engineering by pursing a Master of Science degree in this discipline from UTSA.

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Brittany Schier

Brittany Schier

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Educational Background:

B.S. Statistics UTSA ’16

M.S. Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering UTSA ‘17

Professional History:

Research Assistant for TSERI | August ’17 to present

Research Assistant for Mechanical Engineering | August ’16 to present

Mechanical Engineering Department | April ’14 to April ‘16

SiViRT | August ’12 to May ‘14

Professional Affiliations:

Roadrunner Swimming

Statistics and Actuarial Science Club

What first inspired you to work in your field?

While in high school, I participated in an internship, which looked at public policy and its impact at the community level. Although most of the data was qualitative, I would try to find an approach to quantitate these values. This experience taught me how people respond to numbers and how important it is to accurately represent them, thus why my undergraduate degree is in Statistics. Process improvement and quality control inspired the pursuit of a master’s degree, where I hope to take an economical approach to looking at the benefits of co-firing coal power plants with biomass.

Related Projects: TSERI/CPS 2017 Projects


Maria Aranguren

Maria Aranguren

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Bio: Maria Finol is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Manufacturing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research interests include the development of mathematical programming models and solution procedures to optimize energy systems considering economic and environmental aspects. Her research aims to design a supply chain that minimizes costs and emissions for co-firing biomass in coal-fired power plants. Maria holds a Bachelor’s of science in Mechanical Engineering and is certified in Lean Six Sigma as a Green Belt.   

Related Projects: TSERI/CPS 2017 Projects


Mario Aboytes

Mario Aboytes

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University of Texas at San Antonio 

 

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Mario Chapa

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Mason Cone

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Educational Background:

UTSA Marketing Major | Spring 2019

Professional History:

Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute | April to present

What first inspired you to work in your field?

I’ve always had an interest in advertising. I believe it is a vital role to any organization therefore doing work that has this kind of an impact is important to me. Not only are marketing and advertising important fields, they provide a creative outlet. When you think of office jobs you don’t tend to think creativity so being able to be innovative in a professional environment is a unique experience.

Current Work at the Institute:

I work on keeping our social media and website up to date with current events and information. I also do work around the office such as filing and data entry. I will create promotional material for events as well as community outreach.

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