Bertrand Zhu

Class of 2025
Major: Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science
Hometown: Potomac, MD
High School: Winston Churchill High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD?

I came to UMD because they have very high ranked CS and Engineering programs and I wanted to get the best education I possibly could while being relatively close to home so I came to UMD.

Best Experience with a Class or Project

Building an OTV with my fellow classmates in ENES 100. I am also currently on the EV team for Terps Racing.

Favorite Class In Major

ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Favorite Class Out of Major

CPSG 100

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

College: Terps Racing, ClarkLEADER, National Society of Leadership and Success 
High School: SGA School Secretary, Math team Captain, Piano for 14 years, Valorant

Favorite On-Campus Event

My favorite On-Campus event was moving out after my finals freshman year.

Favorite Research or Study Abroad Experiences

My favorite research is robotics research.

Cool Engineering Experience

Building an OTV with the rest of my ENES 100 team and competing against other teams at the showcase.