Vilialdo Robles '19

Master's of Engineering

photo of Vilialdo Robles“I have always wanted to pursue a career in the automotive industry. I currently work as an engineering analyst at Daimler Trucks North America. By entering the master’s of engineering program, I wanted to utilize opportunities to further my passion and career. The master’s of engineering program and courses are structured with the freedom for students to decide what they want to focus on. I like how the curriculum is designed to empower students in their education. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to research a topic within my field of choice. My research involved speed threshold limits with cornering in a Scion FRS-10 Series car. Working directly with a UP professor, my goal was to discover and understand the maximum speed for a given corner before inducing tire slip. I view engineering as an art form and data collected as a story waiting to be told. The graduate program at UP has only fueled and deepened those views. In the future, I will continue to work in the automotive industry by designing, building, and analyzing racecars.”

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