We’re continuing our UCR Scholars series in which we talk to scholarship recipients, learn their stories, and hear the difference that scholarships make. Today we talk to Luis Lopez.
An emigrant from Mexico, Luis J. Lopez will tell you that learning English as a child did not come easy, but by the 8th grade he had won his first scholarship and later went on to become Valedictorian of his high school. Fascinated by the thought of combining man and machine, Luis found bioengineering to be a natural choice of study, as he one day hopes to create prostheses. Ultimately, he wants to make a difference at UCR and in the world. And he’s well on his way. As recipient of the Alexander Scott Bilderback Endowed Bioengineering Scholarship for 2013-2014, he has help paying for textbooks and class materials so he can focus on his coursework and achieving the success he says he knows is just around the corner.