Kinesis scholar is accepted in doctoral degree in the University of Notre Dame
Perseverance and more is the key to this scholar of the Kinesis Foundation.
A native of Morovis, Jorge López Robles is a future mechanical engineer, who currently courses through his bachelor’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (UPRM), which achieved to be accepted in the Doctoral Degree (PhD) of the University of Notre Dame. Such an act translates to the discipline and perseverance he demonstrated to achieve this significant step in his life.
López was also nominated to be part of the University of Notre Dame Kinesis-Fernandez Fellowship, focused on helping students from Puerto Rico pay for their doctoral studies.
“I am very happy and it is something that I still cannot believe. I hope to win this scholarship and thus be able to realize my goal of helping the world and Puerto Rico be a better place for future generations. I am a product of the public school and I want to let all students know that nothing is impossible; that with dedication, sacrifice and the guidance from the hand God, everything is possible”, says the student, who belonged to the 2015 Bright Stars class of Kinesis.
“All this dream began in the summer of 2018, where I had the opportunity to do research at the University of Alabama with a focus on the analysis of the elements generated by new technology in the area of manufacturing, called “additive manufacturing”. I did an analysis of heat transfer, “stress” and displacement, I also visited the NASA Marshall Center in Huntsville Alabama and had the opportunity to see the dynamics of research. Aspiring to the doctoral degree, I think that I can directly, and uniquely, contribute to the investigative field of engineering”, he explained.
The path of this student has been similar to those that have also achieved success, surpassing the obstacles and pitfalls along the way. Jorge confessed that it didn’t go well for him the first time he took the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) exam. However, this did not stop him, and after showing his resolve he obtained the expected results on his second try.
Congratulations to this scholar, a great example for other Puerto Rican students.