2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship has enabled me to focus more on my studies while worrying less about student loans. It has also given me renewed hope for my future, as this contribution towards my undergraduate studies provides me more options when considering graduate school.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I knew that the engineering program and UMD was top-ranked and that the large campus would provide many opportunities to get involved. I also wanted to stay close to my family while taking advantage of the proximity to DC, which has many potential career options.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a difference through research and development of bio-inspired robotics. These robots could be used for everything from environment mapping to transportation of medical supplies. I am excited to get involved in this type of collaborative and multidisciplinary research.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
What is your Hometown?
Mount Airy, Maryland
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
I play the flute in the Mighty Sound of Maryland marching band and am involved in several engineering societies including SWE and ASME. I also enjoy reading and knitting in my spare time.
I work in the Reliability Engineering department part time during school, and over breaks I have a research internship as part of the Sensors and Bio-Inspired Devices team at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Last summer, I performed research and wrote a technical paper on testing and evaluating the performance of MEMS gyroscopes.