Erica Corral, an assistant professor in the UA department of materials science and engineering, has been named most promising doctoral engineer or scientist by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, or HENAAC.
The conference is an annual event that recognizes the achievements of Hispanics in science, technology, engineering and math, which are known collectively as the STEM subjects. HENAAC, now in its 22nd year, is organized by Great Minds in STEM, a nonprofit that promotes careers and cultivates Hispanic talent in STEM subjects.
HENAAC awards are considered a great honor in the Hispanic community because they are made by the only national organization committed to highlighting and showcasing the brightest and most talented Hispanic professionals in STEM fields. A selection committee drawn from industry, academia and government judges award winners, which HENAAC says "must be truly stellar in their field."