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Micah Nissly

“UMBC is a good school academically…and I’ve had a great time here. It’s up to you to make the most out of your college experience, so if you pursue opportunities and find good friends, you will love it here.”

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Mill Creek, WA

Campus Activities:
AIAA, Young Life, Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellow, Commons Operations

Why did you choose UMBC?
Good engineering program, inexpensive, opportunity for research, Meyerhoff Scholars Program

What do you love about UMBC?
Other students, several of the Mech E professors, some aspects of the campus environment, proximity to Baltimore, research focus

What would you say to a prospective student?
UMBC is a good school academically, and while it has a bad rap for lack of school spirit and campus life, it has definitely been a good fit for me and I’ve had a great time here. It’s up to you to make the most out of your college experience, so if you pursue opportunities and find good friends, you will love it here.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
ENME 220: Mechanics of Materials

Where did you complete your internship?
UMBC Facilities Management Summer Engineering Intern

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I hope to enter industry and work on projects that I am truly passionate about. I’d like to eventually get a PhD and teach.

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