Maritza Sanchez

Course Title: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Maritza is currently pursuing her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She enjoys promoting STEM to underrepresented students, especially in K-12, through fun hands-on activities and lessons to motivate and inspire them to pursue these fields.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles
  • MS in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego 
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego (in progress)

In addition to teaching for Academic Connections in 2018 and being a guest lecture at UCSD, she has also done a variety of STEM outreach hands-on experiments with K-12 students all over southern California. She has taught workshops related to graduate school and how to get involved with research in the STEM fields.

She's currently a teaching assistant for the ENG 10 - Fundamentals of Engineering Applications course.

M. Sanchez, O. Graeve, “Synthesis of Cubic Microstructures of Perovskite Materials”, Oral, Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnologia de la UNAM IV Symposium of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials, Ensenada, MX, April 24, 2018

M. Sanchez, O. Graeve, “Synthesis of Cubic Microstructures of Perovskite Materials”, Poster, Jacobs School of Engineering 2018 Research Expo, La Jolla, CA, April 19, 2018

M. Sanchez, H. Griffiths, J. Hartzell, J. Trujillo, A. Sharif, “Cu-GFRP Wire Development”, Oral and Poster, CSULA Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Expo, Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2016

M. Sanchez, B. Myers, C. Daher, I. Fiedler, F. Casadio, V. Dravid, “Characterization of cobalt stannates and cobalt aluminate spinels: popular 19th century artist’s pigments”, Oral, 2016 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference, Washington, DC, February 27, 2016, 2nd in Undergraduate Oral Research Competition

M. Sanchez, B. Myers, C. Daher, I. Fiedler, F. Casadio, V. Dravid, “Material and Structural Characterization of Cobalt Stannates and Cobalt Aluminate Spinels: Popular 19th Century Artist’s Pigments”, Oral, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium, Evanston, IL, August 20, 2015