Emily Brownfield

Class of 2023
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Global Engineering Leadership
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
High School: C. Milton Wright High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
The closeness to home while still holding the prestige of an amazing engineering school. Additionally, campus was beautiful along with friendly students and staff!

Best Experience with a Class or Project
One of my favorite experiences was building a truss in my ENES102: Mechanics I course. Not only was this project one of my first hands-on experiences, but it really allowed me to meet with my peers and work together with different engineering majors! I also loved my professor and became more confident in taking on more difficult courses.

Favorite Class In Major
ENES102: Mechanics I

Favorite Class Out of Major
ENEE200: Technology and Consequences: Engineering, Ethics, and Humanity

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities
Alpha Phi Omega
Club Sailing
Magic Club
Intramural Sports
Flexus: Living & Learning Community for Female Engineering Students
Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Alpha Lambda Delta
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Favorite On-Campus Event
I have always loved the "Terps After Dark" activities! Everything from creative and artsy painting events, to a flag football tournament, to going through a blow up obstacle course, to making a turtle stuffed animal. All of their events are so fun and unique and completely worth going to!!!

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences
Over the summer, I was able to have an internship with Lockheed Martin where I compared computer-aided design software (CAD) and research the comparison between usability between software in relation to design versus stress analysis! Overall, very insightful and aided in furthering my skills in relation to 3D design.

Cool Engineering Experience
The ENES100: Introduction to Engineering Design course was very interesting, considering how my team had to design and construct an over-sand vehicle (OSV) that was capable of maneuvering around obstacles, picking up objects, and testing whether the material was metal or non-mental. Going beyond merely creating the CAD schematics, we also researched and incorporated several sensors needed to be able to accomplish our objectives!

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