Joshua Garcia, Master of Science in Engineering

Joshua Garcia ’25 is pursuing a Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering with an Electrical Engineering emphasis at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Garcia is one of the first cohort of students admitted to the M.S. in Engineering program and was awarded the first semester’s full tuition from the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Prior to enrolling in the M.S. program, Garcia taught mathematics at an alternative education program at Robstown High School and Tuloso-Midway High School. This experience initiated his interest in learning more complex engineering concepts and led him to continue his higher education at TAMU-CC. 

“After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I realized how much I wanted to be more involved in mathematics,” Garcia said. “I wanted to learn deeper topics like advanced engineering mathematics and numerical methods. Foundational math, like calculus, is just one of those things that I thoroughly enjoy.” 

The M.S. in Engineering program starts with a focus on foundational and advanced math, engineering concepts, and effective research methods; also, students can pick between a thesis track or a final project. Garcia, who chose the thesis track, has conducted research regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) due in large part to the numerous UAVs research opportunities available at TAMU-CC. Garcia plans to continue his education as a Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering student, and because of his passion for teaching, he aspires to obtain a career in higher education as an assistant professor or engineering researcher.  

“I am so grateful for this opportunity,” Garcia said. “As students, we get to study so many different areas with such helpful and patient professors; it’s been such a knowledgeable and fun experience.”