Dario Ayala

Dario Ayala
Dario Ayala

CURO Research Assistantship

Hometown:Alpharetta, GA

Majors: Computer Systems Engineering

College: College of Engineering

Career goals: After graduation I plan to gain five years in the industry and then go back to school to earn my MBA. Then I plan to develop my professional career in the banking industry and eventually own my own business.


Class of 2021

*EL Scholarship Recipient

Dario completed a CURO Research Assistantship, for which he created a smartphone app and online database for Bio-information at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.


“This experience allowed me to solve a real-world problem very close to home. Throughout the project I strengthened my technical, project management, and communication skills, which have, in turn, developed my professional career and portfolio."

Dario Ayala's CURO presentation poster


"Over the past years I have become more and more interested in sustainability and clean energy. As an engineer the main objective is to develop solutions to complex problems, and one of the areas I researched in preparation for this EL experience was the use of technology in horticulture, which led me to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

One of my main goals was to provide an online database where anyone could share the bio-information that would serve to increase the digital footprint of the garden, allowing it to become a learning space for not only students at the University but also for the Athens community. This will also foster a deeper understanding of the environmental issues that affect agriculture here in Georgia."