1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
One of the most important volunteer experiences I have had and currently have is performing undergraduate research in a lab on campus. Working for Dr. Gollner has taught me better time management skills and also has helped me become more engaged in my major.
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What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has enabled me to become more involved in both my schoolwork and in research not directly related to my current classes. Last semester I was able to start working in a fire protection lab, which has been one of the most beneficial experiences for my academic career. Through my work in the lab I have gained valuable knowledge, both applicable to classes I will take in the future and to future research projects.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a sophomore Fire Protection Engineering student in the class of 2018. I am in the Gemstone program in the University's honors college, as a member of Team ARM-IT, an interdisciplinary team focused on improving search and rescue operations by incorporating virtual and augmented reality with robotics.
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Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite academic opportunity has been my experience in Dr. Gollner’s lab. I have learned a variety of skills and it has opened me up to the possibility of pursuing a higher degree. Working in the lab has also exposed me to other parts of fire protection engineering that are not emphasized as much during my course work. Working in Dr. Gollner’s lab has heavily influenced my intended career path and he personally has pushed me to succeed academically in my classes.