Christopher Nwoke

Class of 2024
Major: Mechnical Engineering
Hometown: Lanham, Maryland
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School
What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?
I decided to attend the University of Maryland primarily because of its renowned mechanical engineering program, renowned for its research, accomplished faculty, and industry connections. UMD provides numerous extracurricular activities, including engineering clubs and organizations, which allow me to apply classroom knowledge in practical scenarios and connect with peers. Lastly, the strong alumni network, especially in engineering, promises valuable connections, mentorship opportunities, and career prospects as I progress through my studies and into my professional journey.
Best Experience with a Class or Project
My best experience with a project would be the MCAA project that I worked on as part of the MCAMW organization at UMD. This is a extracurricular project that I worked on with other students to learn about the real life processes of creating buildings and construction engineering. We did this project to compete nationally against other universities and made top 10 in the 2023 competition. I really enjoyed this experience because I went on 2 different trips across the country in relation to this project and gained useful experience in the engineering field.
Favorite Class In Major
ENME 350: Electronics and Instrumentation I
Favorite Class Out of Major
INAG 110: Oral Communication
Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities
MCAMW (Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington)
Favorite On-Campus Event
First Look Fair
Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences
I interned at the Dynamic Effects Laboratory which helped me prepare for being an engineer at UMD.
Cool Engineering Experience
Working hands on with taking apart drills and building electronic circuits during my junior year.
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