Bolivar Perez, 20'
Bolivar Perez was born in Hialeah, Florida, and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Math. He was first introduced to research his freshman year while participating in the NSF-funded L.E.A.R.N. Program, and has been involved in research since. Bolivar is currently participating in two research projects, involving seismic impact on ultra-high performance concrete column connections and adhesives to attach polymer composites on concrete surfaces, in the UCF Structures Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Mackie. Along with research experience, Bolivar also had the amazing opportunity to gain valuable structural engineering/construction industry experience in two internships, with Hub Steel and Optimus Structural Design. He is also very involved on campus as a Resident Assistant, Marshal for Chi Epsilon, and member of Tau Beta Pi. Upon graduation, Bolivar aspires to obtain a graduate degree in structural engineering, work in the structural design and construction industry for multiple years, and then return back to academia as a professor to inspire and guide the next generation of engineers.
Kevin R. Mackie, Ph.D., P.E.
Civil Engineering; Minor Mathematics
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering Specialization); M.B.A.
Summer Research Institution
University of Michigan
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Engineering | Structural Engineering
Perez, Bolivar, "Bolivar Perez, 20'" (2018). McNair Scholars. 114.