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Chornay, Christopher

Class of 
2017
Major: 
Electrical Engineering
Hometown: 
Lanham, MD
High School: 
Eleanor Roosevelt High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD? 

I chose Maryland for a variety of reasons. It is in-state, it has a fantastic engineering school, and it allows me many opportunities to supplement my engineering education with a lot of other courses and activities.

Best Experience with a Class or Project 

I had a great experience with ENES 100. My group had an incredible dynamic, even outside of the project. We all became friends through it and had a lot of fun with the whole experience of building an autonomous vehicle.

Favorite Class 

My favorite class within my major was ENEE222: Elements of Discrete Signal Analysis. Outside of my major however, I really enjoyed PSYC289E: The Psychology of Evil.

Involvements/Extracurricular Activities 

I am a part of the EIP advisory board, as well as being a member of Tau Beta Pi and RISE. I also play intramural soccer.

Favorite On-Campus Event 

My favorite on-campus event is Maryland Day!

Research/Study Abroad Experience 

I work doing electrical engineering research at MIT Lincoln Labs. 

Cool Engineering Experience 

After freshman year, I had the opportunity to intern at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and get a first-hand look at electrical engineering research and development. It was really cool to have a lot of toys and open-ended solutions to complex problems. Also, it was very rewarding to actually apply what I've been learning in a laboratory.