|Dr. Megh R. Goyal advises
Latin@ students to participate in student and leadership
activities at OSU.
At the University of Puerto Rico Maya-güez
Campus, Dr. Megh R. Goyal is known as the Father of
Irrigation Engineering for his pioneering work to increase
the area of drip irrigation in the islands agriculture.
A professor of Biomedical and Agricultural Engineering,
Goyal graduated from OSU in 1977 with a masters
degree and in 1979 with a Ph.D., both in Agricultural
Engineering. In a career that spans more than 35 years,
Goyal has worked in private industry, government and
Goyal believes that OSU can benefit greatly from recruiting
Hispanic/Latin@s for graduate and faculty positions.
By the year 2050, the Hispanic population in the
U.S. will exceed that of non-Hispanics, Goyal
notes, adding that Hispanic/Latin@s will also contribute
to the transfer of technology to the southern hemisphere
of the Americas. If given the opportunity, Hispanics
can become diligent and productive scientists.
Goyals advice to upcoming Hispanic/Latin@ students
at OSU is to take their chosen profession seriously.
Participate in the student and leadership activities
at OSU and in Columbus. We learn more by sharing, and
we are unique not only because of our culture and language,
but also because of our personal experience.
Originally from India, Goyal is proud of being an OSU
alumnus. We must keep the name of OSU high at
all times, in all places and in every opportunity. Think
tall and walk tall.