Dr. Megh R. Goyal: OSU Proud
By Ivonne García
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 island’s agriculture.

A professor of Biomedical and Agricultural Engineering, Goyal graduated from OSU in 1977 with a master’s 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 academia.

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.”

Goyal’s 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.”

Winter 2006

Esquina de la Editora
Get Inspired, Become a Leader

By Thania Gaido


Do Something Special: Become a Leader
By Thania Gaido

Do Something Great Through Undergrad Research
By Yolanda Zepeda

Publish or Perish: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Surviving Research
By Cynthia Fraga

Two Deans’ Advice on Student Publishing
By Ivonne García

OSU Improves Latin@ Recruitment Efforts
By Qué Pasa Staff

Hispanic/Latin@ Faculty and Staff Celebrate Social
By Thania Gaido

Helping Young African-American and Latino Men Succeed
By Dennis Alexander and Ernesto Escoto

Your Academic Advisor: A Meaningful Relationship
By David L. Roy

Battelle: Ready to Innovate
By Christopher Brandon

What Do Employers Really Want?
By Dr. Ana C. Berríos-Allison

Forming the ‘Middle Snow Ball’
By Jamilaishia Nicholson

In Memoriam: Omar O. Barriga
By Qué Pasa Staff

Survey of Hispanic/Latin@s at OSU
By Qué Pasa Staff

HOC/OHFS Send Letter to President Holbrook
By Qué Pasa Staff


Snapshot of activities

Su Opinión
The Future of OSU’s Latin@ Graduate Recruitment

By Normando Cabán

Community Corner
Damas Latinas and Friends

By Ivonne García and Thania Gaido

Food Review
El Arepazo

By Qué Pasa Staff


Franz Gómez-Soto:
Mobilizing Against Poverty

By Thania Gaido

Dr. Megh R. Goyal:
OSU Proud

By Ivonne García

Anthony González:
A Student of Leadership

By Ivonne García

Luis Cañas:
Promoting Biological Control

By Mauricio Espinoza

Alejandra Acuña:
Helping Nursery Workers

By Mauricio Espinoza