April 9, 2010

To say LSU College of Engineering senior Precious Cantu is a bright student would be an understatement. Her recent achievements and devotion to the engineering field have proven that she is a leader.

Cantu, from Houston, Texas, recently won Best Poster Presentation in Level 2 Engineering at the Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research based on research she conducted in Japan, where she won $100 for her poster. An example of her leadership was evident when she was invited by the chancellor of Houston Community College (HCC) to serve on a panel of experts in the "2009 Chancellor's Symposium on Energy." This event, sponsored by Chevron Corporation, brings together high school and HCC students for a full day of information about educational and career paths in a variety of fields, and features a keynote speech by former Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister and workshops by faculty and industry administrators.

Cantu is not only doing great things now, but has big plans for the future. Her aspirations include conducting research in a national research lab or possibly becoming a college professor. With a physics minor, she is considering furthering her education in applied physics. She certainly has a fulfilling life ahead, and Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) can expect this outstanding student to achieve great things in the future.


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Article by Tammy V. Abshire, LSU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 225-578-5478, tvabshire@lsu.edu



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