Stephen McNierney

Class of 2022
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Tom Clark High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
An awesome scholarship offer, plus a great aerospace program and the opportunity to live in and experience a new part of the country.

Best Experience with a Class or Project
Getting to know my Calc 2 and 3 professor really well; he's now someone who I go to for advice and to learn more about how the university works.

Favorite Class
ENES102: Mechanics 1

Favorite Class Out of Major
HONR289V: Mars Exploration

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities
Catholic Terps AIAA (Aerospace Professional organization) Middle school retreat leader Clark Ambassadors NASA Pathways co-op

Favorite On-Campus Event
Basketball games!

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences
I haven't done either (yet) but I'm looking forward to doing research in the Neutral Buoyancy facility someday.

Cool Engineering Experience
Getting to work as a co-op at NASA Johnson Space Center, and then seeing how the things I learned to do in the industry make classwork a lot easier.

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