Sergio OrtizSergio Ortiz

Electrical Engineering
Freshman
Kansas City, MO

Research: "Monitoring Night-Time Well Being of Disabled Children at Heartspring"

Favorite thing about K-State:
My favorite thing about K-State is the endless amount of opportunities available to students on campus for scholarships, programs, clubs, activities, and meeting important people.

Favorite part of the Developing Scholars Program:
My favorite part is being able to work with graduate students and professors who teach me new things and offer so much advice to apply the things I will be learning throughout my engineering career to create amazing devices that will actually make a difference in peoples' lives.

Most important lesson you have learned through being an Edgerley-Franklin leader:
I learned that any kind of service to the urban community can really make a difference in the lives of people, whether it is a service project, tutoring students, or even giving advice to people who need guidance.

Advice for an incoming student:
Working hard on organization, time management, and planning everything out will lead to success. These are skills that can be developed over time with practice. Always do what you have to do in order to do what you want to do.

Future plans:
I plan to graduate in May 2017 and continue my education as a graduate student at K-State and find a job at a great company as soon as I graduate.

Fun fact:
I am the first generation in my family to have the opportunity to go to college.