Take advantage of any opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical applications through summer internships and cooperative education experiences. You will learn much more about yourself through your varied work experiences. Find your passion and pursue it wholeheartedly!
                          Renee Reynolds
Associate Head of Instrument Electronics Development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Degree(s) at UMD:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of Maryland College Park, 2000

Degree(s) at Other Institutions:

  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at John Hopkins University, 2007


Renee has worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center since she interned for them in 1998. Renee has worked on numerous NASA missions including the Swift Burst Alert Telescope, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Hubble Space Telescope – Servicing Mission 4, and many more. During her time at UMD she received the State of Maryland’s Distinguished Scholar Award and the Prince George’s County Iverson Mall Scholarship, the Maryland Space Grant, the National Science Foundation Scholarship, the Boeing Scholarship and NASA’s Tuition Reimbursement. Renee held internships at IBM and Boeing Defense and Space Group. She has served on national executive board National Society of Black Engineers.


  • BES/NSBE (Black Engineers Society)


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