Yoel Rodriguez, Professor, Natural Sciences
The Hostos Engineering Academic Talent Scholarship Program, or HEAT, is funded by the National Science Foundation* and is aimed to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing a degree in Engineering at Hostos Community College. The program works in partnership with The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering (GSoE). HEAT Scholars will receive financial support for up to four years of study, including up to two years at Hostos and up to two years at the GSoE. Additionally, each HEAT Scholar will work closely with a peer mentor and a faculty mentor and will eventually learn to become peer mentors as well. A variety of other activities outside of coursework and mentoring are also available to the HEAT Scholars and are designed to improve their likelihood of success while at school and beyond.
We are proud to share with the Hostos community the HEAT Cohort 2019 – 2020. These gifted students are:
- Mohamed Aden | Environmental Engineering
- Alpha Bah | Electrical Engineering
- Mariam Koanda | Civil Engineering
- Sadia Nipa | Chemical Engineering
- Kingsley Odae | Electrical Engineering
- Barbara Opoku | Civil Engineering
- Bielka Peña | Chemical Engineering
- Jasson Polanco | Electrical Engineering
- Dayhana Segura Del Orbe | Civil Engineering
- Onyinyechi Winner Obineche | Mechanical Engineering
Congratulations to all HEAT Scholars!
The HEAT Team is Prof. Yoel Rodríguez, PI (Natural Sciences Department), Prof. Nieves Angulo, Co-PI (Mathematics Department), Prof. Clara Nieto-Wire, Co-PI (Mathematics Department), Prof. Antonios Varelas, Co-PI (Behavioral and Social Sciences Department), and Luis Tejeda Ortiz, A.S. in ChE, HEAT Program Assistant.
For further information about the program please contact:
Luis Tejeda Ortiz, A.S.
Hostos Engineering Academic Talent – HEAT
475 Grand Concourse, A-507R, Bronx, NY 10451
*NSF S-STEM Award DUE-1833767