Armando Veloz graduated from UCSB in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In his professional career Armando has worked for General Motors for 23 years, General Dynamics for two years, Advanced Integrated Systems for six years and for Moog Space and Defense Group for 8 and a half years where he worked in automotive inertial navigation and military systems. Armando currently works part time for Moog Space and Defense Group as he prepares to enjoy his retirement.
Armando Veloz is a founding member of Los Ingenieros at UCSB in 1978, a student chapter of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) a national organization and still involved with the organization in the Santa Barbara area.
Armando Veloz is also a founding member of the SHPE-SB (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Santa Barbara) professional chapter in 1993 and still active. Armando has held every board position except treasurer during the chapter’s existence!
In addition to his professional involvement Armando teaches second or fourth grade science classes at Isla Vista elementary school since 2001. Armando conducts science projects with 4th grade students at Roosevelt elementary school since 2009, he also volunteers for the annual Science Nights at Ellwood and Isla Vista schools, a math teacher’s aide at Dos Pueblos High School since 2009, volunteers at the annual Science and Technology Day at UCSB and volunteers at the annual WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) day for girls 4th through 6th grade.
Some of Armando’s hobbies include, jogging, playing soccer and basketball. On his free time when he isn’t busy inspiring the next generation in STEM he enjoys fixing and working on cars as well electronic appliances.