STAR Awards Show

Congratulations to the 2011 STAR Award Winners!

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Top professionals honored for technical achievements and contributions to the Hispanic community



  • Jaime Oaxaca Award - Dr. Olivia A. Graeve, Alfred University
  • Junipero Serra Award – Dr. Emir Jose Macari, California State University, Sacramento
  • Company of the Year – Exelon Corporation
  • Community Service Award – Rudolfo Loera, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Professional Role Model Award – James Edward Valenzuela, Raytheon Company
  • Student Role Model Award Undergraduate – Keith Roacho, University of Colorado
  • Student Role Model Award Graduate – Paul Guillermo Arias, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Promising Engineer Award – Daniel Lopez, Ford Motor Company
  • Hispanics in Technology Award Government – Debbie Martinez, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Hispanic in Technology Award Corporate – Luis A. Lastras Montano, IBM
  • Pioneer of the Year Award – Gary Gonzalez, Gonzalez Design Group
  • SHPE Star of Today Award – Franklin Tomei, NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
  • SHPE Star of Tomorrow – Angel P. Uruchima, Chevron Corporation
  • Manager of the Year Award – Raul Biascoechea, The Boeing Company
  • Green Engineer Award – Laura Verduzco, Chevron Corporation
  • Innovator Award – Jaime Braverman, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Diversity Award – David Silva, IBM
  • Corporate Achievement Award – Alex Lopez, The Boeing Company
  • Educator of the Year Award – Dr. Jorge Lopez, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Young Investigator Award – Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis


NEW THIS YEAR - Expanded Awards and New STAR AWARDS SHOW

The STAR Awards is a national SHPE program that recognizes outstanding Hispanic professionals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The 2011 SHPE Conference will embrace all of the glamour of Anaheim , with an awards show mimicking the Academy Awards. Join us for this event on Saturday, October 29, 2011, as we honor the best and brightest in the nation.




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