Hernán Mercado-Corujo, P.E., CFEI, CVFI is a leader in STEM advocacy in the Twin Cities. He has been involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers since college, and with SHPE-TC for the last two and a half years, serving as President since July of 2015. Hernán has led STEM advocacy and activity sessions at Crane Engineering during annual STEM Days, and was featured by Univision Minnesota last April as part of promoting the SHPE-TC Scholarship Gala, in which $9,500 were awarded to deserving Minnesota students going to college in STEM-related careers. He provides the vision and direction for the local chapter as they engage the local community and promote STEM.
Hernán is a mechanical engineering graduate from MIT and a former Honda R&D Senior Engineer within the full-vehicle Reliability group. He specializes in the evaluation of alleged mechanical defects/malfunctions, vehicle/component testing, and vehicle fire Origin & Cause investigations, among others. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and recently offered a three-hour seminar on Passenger/Commercial Vehicle Fire Investigations at the Professional College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico.