Grace Johnson

Class of 2025
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Eldersburg, MD
High School: Liberty High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?

I had been visiting my siblings at UMD for years, and I came to love the campus and all of the opportunities available here! The Clark School has a great reputation, and I was very excited to join the engineering community at UMD.

Best Experience with a Class or Project

I absolutely loved my ENES 100 class! We worked in teams to build our own OTVs that had to navigate an obstacle course and accomplish specific tasks. I made so many friends in that class, and learned so much through hands-on experience!

Favorite Class In Major

ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Favorite Class Out of Major

HNUH 218Z: Soundtrack to Revolution: Black Protest Music from Slave Ship to Soundcloud

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Intramural Sports 
Balloon Payload Program 

Favorite On-Campus Event

UMD soccer games at Ludwig Field. The Crew is unmatched!!

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences

For ENAE 100: The Aerospace Engineering Profession, I worked with a group to research wind tunnels and construct our own scaled-down wind tunnel. We spent a semester on this project and then got to present to the entire Aerospace department at the end.

Cool Engineering Experience

Watching the D.A.R.T. mission successfully hit Dimorphos with the Department of Aerospace Engineering on campus. It was amazing!!