Bami Odubayo

Class of 2025
Major: Bioengineering
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
High School: John F. Kennedy High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?

A part of me has always knew I wanted to attend UMD. When I was applying to college, many other schools caught my attention. However, UMD remained the star because of the Clark school. It’s high ranking and them having the exact track I wish to pursue in the future solidified my choice to come here. 

Best Experience with a Class or Project

My best experience was ENES 100 when my group and I had to design and 3D print a device that sensed when the perfect time was to lift a tea bag out of cup to make the perfect cup of tea. 

Favorite Class In Major

ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design 

Favorite Class Out of Major

AASP 202: Black Culture in the United States and RELS 170: Greek and Roman Mythology 

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

I am the Vice President of the Students Towards Educational Progress and Philanthropy (STEPP) Team 
I am also a member of the Black Engineers Society

Favorite On-Campus Event

My favorite on campus events are All-Nightish and Maryland Day

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences

I have no research or study abroad experiences 

Cool Engineering Experience

A cool engineering experience was when I was in middle school and I had to build and underwater motor vehicle and raced with my classmates. This project is what sparked my interest and love for engineering.