“I really enjoyed the people that I met in UMBC, peers, instructors, and advisors. You can find opportunities in every corner of this campus, you just need to seek for it and wisely put yourself out there.”
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Hometown: Tehran, Iran and Baltimore, MD
Campus Activities: President of Entrepreneurial Society, member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), and SOLARetriever. I was a teaching fellow for Statics and Mechanics of Materials.
Why did you choose UMBC?
I have had heard so many positive stories about UMBC and luckily UMBC was the first University that accepted me for Spring semester, and I did not want to wait for the following fall. Also it was close to my house.
What do you love about UMBC?
I really enjoyed the people that I met in UMBC, peers, instructors, and advisors. UMBC taught me academia and life worthy matters.
What would you say to a prospective student?
First, appreciate the place and familiar yourself with it. You can find opportunities in every corner of this campus, you just need to seek for it and wisely put yourself out there.
What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
I really enjoyed all classes that I took every semester, each one of them taught me invaluable cool stuff. My favorite freshman class was Engineering Science ENES 101, sophomore year I really enjoyed Dynamics. Junior year, Mechanics of Fluid, Machine Design, and Entrepreneurial Mindset were my favorite classes, and during my last year I really enjoyed Scuba, Controls, and my Capstone project.
What are you researching?
For my elective course Special Problems ENME 488, I investigated mechanical behavior of Al 7075-T651 at different strain rates and temperatures, and compared the results against the non-linear plastic deformation model.
Where did you complete your internship?
I interned at Blue Wave Semiconductors Company located at bwtech South Campus as part of Shattuck Family Program.
What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I believe studying Mechanical Engineering and Entrepreneurship at UMBC have already made me ready for my next step of pursuing higher education for Dual Degree Program in Management/Business and Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I would like to thank my family, friends, classmates, instructors, and whoever guided me through my path of success.