4 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I haven't had many of those experiences, but I have been the leader of a few group projects. Working in ENES100 on the autonomous vehicle project was a great way to begin my time here and inspire me to switch from Electrical Engineering to Computer Engineering. As the only ECE major in the group, I was nominated to be the software subteam leader. This turned around my generally negative view towards software, inspiring me to make the switch.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
I have dedicated some of my time and money to working on individual projects that I would not have otherwise. For example, I bought a raspberry pi and electrical components. From this, I have built lighting systems and simple calculators.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Computer Engineering, expected graduation May 2018. Currently a junior.
What is your Hometown?
Ellicott City, MD
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My current favorite class is ENEE324, also known as engineering probability. It involves set theory, number theory, and statistics. I like how the problems have unique real world applications through concepts such as signal theory and cryptography. This class will also help me with technical interviews because it requires mostly mathematical intuition, something which is greatly measured with algorithmic interview questions.