Kyla Erman

Class of 2026
Major: Civil Engineering
Second Major: Art History
Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
High School:  Marriotts Ridge High School
What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
I decided to attend UMD because of its proximity to a vibrant city like Washington, D.C., which offers numerous social and professional opportunities. Additionally, UMD had every major I was interested in, making it the perfect place for me to explore my academic and career interests. Attending a large school also means there's a wide variety of clubs and social activities for me to connect with others and feel engaged in our community.
Best Experience with a Class or Project
Collaborating with my team while building an over terrain vehicle gave me hands-on experience to discover all that engineering has to offer. 
Favorite Class In Major
ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design
Favorite Class Out of Major
URSP250 The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges
Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
American Society of Civil Engineers
Terps 4 Bike Lanes
Engineering Honors Program 
College Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
College Park Scholars: Science, Discovery and the Universe 
Order of Omega Honor Society
Favorite On-Campus Event
Football, soccer and basketball games are so fun for everyone to show their school spirit! 
Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences
Looking forward to ClarkInMadrid in Spring 2024!
Cool Engineering Experience
I am excited to have the opportunuty to study engineering abroad!
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