2013 Scholar

Steven R. DelaCruz
University of Nevada-Reno

Steven R. DelaCruz
Steven DelaCruz is a sophomore honors student at the University of Nevada - Reno, where he studies chemical engineering with a minor in renewable energy. Influenced by his Las Vegas roots, Steven is passionate about solar energy and works in his university's SOLAR Lab developing new materials for photocatalytic hydrogen generation. As a freshman, he founded the Sustainable Energy Network, a student organization that promotes interest in renewable energy through professional development and sustainability projects. Last summer, he studied renewable energy in Bilbao, Spain, at the University of the Basque Country. Outside of school, Steven enjoys traveling, basketball, and ethnic cuisine.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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