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De’Shaunna Scott

“I love that UMBC is so diverse and inclusive. UMBC makes you feel right at home when you walk through the campus. Everyone welcomes you with open arms.”

 

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Owings Mills, MD

Campus Activities:
Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for ENES 101 Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

Why did you chose UMBC?
I chose UMBC mostly because it was right here in Maryland. It is close to home, that way I can stay near my family. A major factor for me was the size. UMBC is the perfect size, it allows me to easily create connections with classmates and professors that will last a lifetime.

What do you love about UMBC?
I love that UMBC is so diverse and inclusive. UMBC makes you feel right at home when you walk through the campus. Everyone welcomes you with open arms. I also appreciate the fact that UMBC is always striving to be better and adapt to the ever-changing society.

What would you say to a prospective student?
I would say get involved with campus activities. You’ll find friends that you share common interests with and that creates a bond that is indescribable. Overall, even if you are shy at first, try something new, you might surprise yourself and end up enjoying it. I know I did.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
My favorite class at UMBC would have to be Circuit Theory with Dr. LaBerge. I learned so much in that course. It was my first hands-on experience with building and analyzing circuits. I don’t think I’ll every forget it. I can honestly say that it was this course that solidified my passion for computer engineering.

What research activities have you participated in while at UMBC?
I attended a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), where I got to work in a sustainability lab and eventually published a paper on the research I did that summer.

Where did you complete your internship/applied learning experience?
completed the REU at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida.

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I hope to work in the field of communications. I would love to build devices and applications the benefit wireless communication. In the end, I want to use my degree to make a difference.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I was offered and accepted a full-time position at Northrop Grumman for after graduation.

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