Roshni Pallavajjala

Class of 2026
Major: Bioengineering
Minor: Nanoscale Science and Technology 
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
High School: Marriotts Ridge High School 

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?

I decided to attend UMD because of the vast opportunities for research, cutting-edge facilities, and great faculty. In addition, I was really excited about the numerous social events and the school spirit, especially during games!

Best Experience with a Class or Project

My best experience was definitely during Mechanics class. We learn different concepts in engineering and get to work with others for assignments. It is really fun to solve problems using engineering principles while working with fellow classmates!

Favorite Class In Major

ENES102: Mechanics I

Favorite Class Out of Major

ENES115: FLEXUS Living and Learning Community Seminar I 

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

FLEXUS Living and Learning Program 
Society of Women Engineers 
First Year Innovation and Research 
Badminton Club 

Favorite On-Campus Event

My favorite on-campus event is the First Look Fair. It is where anyone can learn about all the organizations and clubs at the McKeldin Mall. I met so many new friends and got some free stuff!

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences

I have not done any research or studied abroad, but I hope to do so in the upcoming years!

Cool Engineering Experience

I attended a Terrapin Works workshop where I learned more about Arduino. It was really cool to learn how to program a circuit board using resistors, LEDs, and buttons!