One of the largest Hispanic engineering associations in the nation just named UCF’s Jose Sepulveda a 2010 Hispanic Luminary.

Sepulveda is an associate professor in the department of industrial engineering and management systems within the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He was one of 24 professionals from around the country selected for his contributions to industrial engineering.

Great Minds in STEM, was formerly known as the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference. It has been honoring the nation’s best and brightest engineers, scientists and technology experts who happen to be Hispanic for the past 20 years. A core mission of the non-profit organization is to highlight and showcase outstanding role models to inspire young people to pursue careers in technology and to motivate professionals to continue to connect with the Hispanic community.

“We are proud of Dr. Sepulveda’s accomplishments,” Waldemar Karwowski, chair of the department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems. “This award acknowledges the outstanding scholar that he is, and the work that he has achieved.”

Professor Sepulveda will be honored at the organization’s conference in October at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

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