Beto Gonzalez Campos
Researcher and Multicultural Leader in Cleveland, Estados Unidos
Nickname: Beto Gonzalez /BE-toh GAHN-za-luhz/
Hola! My full name is Jose Alberto Gonzalez Campos, but almost all my friends and colleagues on campus just call me Beto. I am a Mexican International Engineering Senior at CWRU. My interests range from Mexican Soccer to Salsa/Bachata Dancing. I am also in love with Star Wars, Batman, Breaking Bad, and everything related to aviation.
Due to this passion for aircraft, I am pursuing my B.S./M.S. in the areas of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. The MechE to learn how to be a full-hardcore engineer and the Aero to learn how to build, design, and fly airplanes; great decision to have both backgrounds (though, #TeamNoSleep). Also, since my first two years have been focusing on my mechanical track, I have developed an interest in the design process of products and project that could have impacts globally, especially in developing nations.
During my college career, I have developed academic and personal interests for:
- Wind Energy and Turbines.
- Renewables and sustainability
- Thermal-fluid sciences, flight mechanics, and dynamics, as well as control.
- Human-centered design and development
- Diversity and inclusion initiatives
- Latinx empowerment and advocacy, through La Alianza, the Latino cultural group on-campus.
- Accessibility to resources for minority STEM students.
- How to be a proactive and useful engineer. (that is why I study abroad in south India this past Summer 2016).
- Latin music dancing (either Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, (but mostly salsa)).
One of my main activities on campus is being the Vice President of theCWRU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter. I have been working with other four executive board students to ameliorate and give opportunities to Hispanics and other minority STEM students on campus. Our mission is to make sure our members graduate successfully and together, inside our SHPE Familia!