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Maddy Selby

CWIT Scholar, C16
Grand Challenge Scholar & Thermodynamics Teaching Fellow
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation: 2021

Coming from an all-girls high school, CWIT was instrumental in helping me transition into college life. The program helped me to make friends my first weeks in college and it has provided me never-ending support and encouragement during my time at UMBC. I chose to major in mechanical engineering because I enjoyed math and science in high school and I love the hands-on applications that mechanical engineering provides these subjects. I am currently a Scholar in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program which is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on solving the engineering problems of the 21st century. I have previously interned with the defense company Gryphon Technologies and I am currently working as an undergraduate researcher in the Micromaterials Characterization Lab in UMBC’s Mechanical Engineering department. In this lab, I am working with a team to characterize the mechanical properties of an additively manufactured steel alloy in partnership with the U.S. Navy. Through this experience in the lab, I have discovered that I greatly enjoy research, largely because of the hands-on involvement. After graduation, I am looking to pursue my Masters degree in mechanical engineering and then continuing working in research and design.