Jennifer Tartaglia

Class of 2025
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Kensington, MD
High School: Academy of the Holy Cross

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?

I decided to attend UMD because I was accepted into the Clark Scholars Program that provided the well-rounded education and support that I was looking for. Additionally, the Clark School offered the variety of majors, minors, and activities that I was looking for as an Engineering Undecided major. 

Best Experience with a Class or Project

My best class experience has been building an over-terrain vehicle in ENES100: Intro to Engineering Design where I I was able to work with a team to complete the engineering design process from start to finish.

Favorite Class In Major

ENES100: Intro to Engineering Design

Favorite Class Out of Major

PHYS 261: Physics 261: V General Physics: Vibrations, Waves, Heat, Electricity & Magnetism

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Clark Scholars Program 
Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity 

Favorite On-Campus Event

My favorite on campus events are those hosted by SEE and the Fall Career Fair. 

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences

I have not participated yet in any research or study abroad experiences, but I am looking forward to studying abroad in the spring of my junior year.

Cool Engineering Experience

A cool engineering experience that I have had at the Clark school is testing my OTV robot in ENES100 for the first time with my team.