Alfredo Costilla-Reyes

2017/2018 Kirchner Food Fellow

Alfredo is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Alfredo also holds a Certificate in Business from the Mays Business School and is currently working on one focused on Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization. Alfredo’s research is focused on urban farming, a combination of agriculture, electronics and computer science, where he has developed a platform to educate kids about agriculture in collaboration with the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.

Alfredo’s entrepreneurial background is reflected in the award-winning projects he has directed in Mexico and the United States of America, which also have been funded by the National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico) and the National Science Foundation (USA). Specifically, some of his most notable recognition in entrepreneurship includes the Technology Innovation Award by the city of Toluca, the Award for Young Inventors and Innovators of the State of Mexico, and a first place at the Grand Challenges Challenge Competition organized by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.