Barrios Technology establishes scholarship endowment for STEM students at UHCL
Barrios Technology, a woman-owned aerospace company, has established a scholarship endowment at University of Houston- Clear Lake to help students overcome financial hurdles in acquiring a college education.
The company has a long history of supporting STEM-focused initiatives at the university, including equal access for all students. The scholarship endowment was specifically established for students in the College of Science and Engineering at UH- Clear Lake. Barrios structured the endowment to make use of matching funds available from a "Supporting Diversity in STEM Careers" grant that UHCL received from the U.S. Department of Education.
UHCL alumna Sandy Johnson, who earned her Master of Business Administration at the university in 1982, founded Barrios Technology in 1980. Johnson's daughter, Kelly Page, joined the company in 2006, and with increasing levels of management responsibility, she joined the Barrios executive leadership team in 2019, focusing heavily on business development. Barrios named her president of the company in 2021.
"Partnering with UHCL to optimize the match opportunity was an easy decision," Page said. “Barrios is passionate about developing the aerospace industry and I am excited to lead the company in its purpose of passionately advancing humanity, both on and off the planet, with innovative technology integration solutions.”
With over four decades of serving government and commercial space programs, Barrios Technology continues to build on its dedication to contributing time and resources to make a long-lasting impact on the community.
For more information about UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering, visit www.uhcl.edu/science-engineering/.