Christian Polo started his academic journey at ASU with an eager spirit for campus involvement. In high school, he did not participate in many organizations or clubs, but, as an out-of-state student from California, Christian wanted to find communities within ASU. As a Hispanic in STEM, Christian has worked with the Society of Hispanic Engineers to encourage minorities in STEM and has led collaboration among the Fulton diversity organizations to promote the community of minority students in engineering. He has also been actively involved with Sun Devil Motorsports, and his research in solar energy control systems has received funding from FURI, ASU/NASA Space Grant, and the Barrett Honors Thesis Fund. In addition, he has been a Community Assistant with University Housing for three years serving the student communities in Adelphi Commons, Tooker House, and Vista del Sol.
Christian graduated summa cum laude with his bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering in 2022 and was a recipient of the Moeur Award and the Fulton Impact Award. He is continuing at ASU in the 4+1 program to pursue his master’s degree, specializing in electronic and mixed signal circuit design.
Look through as many opportunities as you can find and pursue what interests you. On top of that, don’t be afraid to talk to professors, especially those involved in the pathways and research that interest you, because these conversations can be very insightful for opportunities that may lie ahead. Finally, make sure to use your time wisely and don’t forget to enjoy your college experience!