Deesha Ajmera

Class of 2023
Major: Bioengineering
Minor: Human Development
Hometown: Ashton, MD
High School: Sherwood High School

Deesha Ajmera

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
Coming to the University of Maryland was an easy decision for me. I was born and raised in Maryland, so becoming a terp was always an exciting thing to look forward to. But realistically, the numerous opportunities and amazing BIOE professors is what drew me towards committing to Maryland. Not to mention, I fell in love with the campus and sports. The location is also perfect to be able to do fun things in a city like DC but still be close to home.

Best Experience with a Class or Project
One of the best parts of being in BIOE for me is that the majority of my classes are with the same groups of people. So forming connection to work together on projects and labs or studying for exams was easy. Specifically, in BIOE121 our last lab was to create our own experiment and it was really cool collaborating with my friends to do this.

Favorite Class In Major
BIOE457: Biomedical Electronics & Instrumentation

Favorite Class Out of Major
PSYC289D: Living the Good Life, Psychology of Happiness

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities
Other than Clark School Ambassadors, I am involved with the Women In Engineering Program and serve as treasurer on the Pride executive board (UMD’s student athletics fan organization).

Favorite On-Campus Event
My favorite thing to do on campus has to be going to all of the sporting events. In particular, the men’s soccer and men’s basketball games. The energy at Ludwig field and Xfinity center is unmatched. Getting together with friends or fellow terps and cheering on our teams has to be the best feeling.

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences
This past summer of 2021 I got the opportunity to go abroad to England and intern for JEB, a medical device and manufacturing company located in Mildenhall. I got to work on various projects that were going through the design and testing process. It was really neat being able to contribute to these projects that may be life changing for patients. And being able to travel all around England was another plus!

Cool Engineering Experience
It’s really cool to see how everything we are learning in our classes can actually be applied to summer internships or shadowing. Working at a medical device company put a lot of various concepts that I’ve learned into perspective. It makes me feel more confident in expressing ideas and in my work thanks to how well the Clark School is preparing us for the real world.

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