Underclassman of the Year

Every year, the Kansas Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi recognizes an outstanding underclassman for their scholastic excellence and involvement at Kansas State University and in their community. Below is the biography of this year's recipient of the Underclassman of the Year Award.

2017 Recipient 

Carlos Aguirre


Carlos Aguirre is a sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri. He is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. He was born in El Salvador and moved to the US 4 years ago. He was part of the Early College Program (ECA) while in high school and graduated as valedictorian from high school and with an Associate’s Degree in Arts from the Metropolitan Community College at Penn Valley. He transferred to K-State in fall 2016 and is a first-year scholar in the Developing Scholars Program (DSP). Through DSP he works under Dr. William Hsu in the Laboratory of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) as a programmer and laboratory assistant. Since attending to K-State, he has been part of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) where participates in volunteering opportunities such as the thanksgiving food-drive, adopt a family, and the free clinic service interpreting and translation helping many immigrant families. Other groups in which he is involved include the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Electronics club, and is a member of the University’s Honors Program. In his free time, he enjoys to play the saxophone, basketball, swim, watch soccer, design websites, and play videogames.