Yenny Cubides: Pursuing Knowledge
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Corrosion is everywhere; the school bus has corrosion patches all around the fender, the old swing in the playground makes high-pitched noises, the old bicycle is no longer useful and looks abandoned. Since I was a little school girl in Bogota, Colombia, I realized that my favorite games and tools were deteriorating with time, and I wanted to know why.
I am Yenny Cubides, a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University studying corrosion mechanisms of magnesium alloys, as well as strategies for corrosion mitigation and control. In my formation as a corrosion scientist, I consider CORROSION journal as one of the most prestigious and recognized journals in the field of corrosion science and engineering, from fundamental understanding of corrosion mechanisms to new technologies for corrosion prevention and monitoring. CORROSION journal’s articles have not only been a guidance and reference point on the corrosion phenomenon to me; they have also been a portal where I can share my findings with the scientific community all around the globe. Publishing with CORROSION journal has had a tremendous impact on my professional development as a corrosion scientist, it not only allowed me to share my research findings, but it also created a path for the interaction with other scientist and industries to expand my knowledge and understanding about the corrosion behavior of materials.
As a woman and minority in the engineering world, I hope my story encourages young women to pursue a career in this field. This message is for those young women: you will find highs and lows in this path, but believe me when I say that it totally worth it!