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“I have an incredible story of my time here…”

Joshua Barron

Meet Joshua

I came to UTSA as an overwhelmingly average student — I had no scholarships, nor did I have a good sense of what I really want to do. However, the encouraging environment at UTSA motivated me to see what happens if I fully apply myself.

I came in as a freshman with my mind set on one major; however, after talking to some industry professionals at one of the many career days UTSA hosts, I decided electrical engineering was a better fit for me, and I have never looked back. I got involved with several student organizations from professional ones like IEEE and Engineering Without Borders, to some more fun ones like Latin Dance Society. The summer after my freshman year, I applied and got into the Unmanned Systems Lab at UTSA, and there I’ve been doing groundbreaking research for the past three years.

Now in my senior year, I have a 4.0 GPA and I’m a member of the Honors College, a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, an Eisenhower Transportation Fellow, and I received three worldwide scholarships from the International Society of Automation. I completed internships with the Department of Defense, Michelin Tires and the legendary Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Looking back at all I’ve achieved is truly humbling, and I would not be here without UTSA.

major:  Electrical Engineering

year: Senior

hometown: San Antonio, TX