1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has helped allow me to focus all of my time on coursework this semester. I am currently enrolled in 19 credits, three of which are a capstone project for my College Park Scholars program, for which I am working on creating a video game from scratch--an opportunity which I may otherwise not have had time to work on if dedicating my time to a job.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
Over the summer, I hope to help with research and work as a teaching assistant for the data structures class that I am currently enrolled in. As for the more distant future, I hope to one day get into the video game industry. While not "making a difference" in a traditional way, there are some people for whom a great game makes as much a world of difference as a powerful piece of literature, a moving song, or a beatiful piece of art can for other people.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a computer science major, planning to register as a mathematics minor. I expect to graduate in Fall semester of 2018.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Silver Spring, Maryland.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite extracurricular activity (which I actually receive credit for) is the Mighty Sound of Maryland, the school's marching band. The first year of band camp was painful and exhausting, yet now I look forward to the next time, so I can go through it all over again. Although it can be a big time commitment, it is both fun and rewarding, and has offered a defining experience for my time at college. During the spring semester, any talk of football, any time I hear the drumline practicing, any time a song plays which we perform in the band, I get excited and anxious for the season to start again in autumn.