Engineering Dean Castillo named one of the most important Hispanics in technology

NMSU College of Engineering Dean Steven P. Castillo has been named one of the most important Hispanics in technology by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

The magazine lists some of the “men and women who help define, influence, and control the course of technological change.”  Castillo is among eight Hispanic deans of engineering at American universities and the University of Toronto who were recognized by the magazine.

Castillo received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NMSU and master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he conducted research in electromagnetic analysis of high-speed digital circuits.

Castillo joined the NMSU faculty in 1987 and was head of the university’s Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1998 until 2004, when he became dean of engineering. He won the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991 and was named as an NMSU Regents Professor in 2004.  He also serves on the National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering Advisory Committee and previously served on the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.

The on-line version of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine can be found at The magazine, published by Career Communications Group, is devoted to science and technology, and to promoting opportunities in STEM fields for Hispanic Americans.

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