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Nassif, Mohamed

Class of 
Aerospace Engineering
Dubai, UAE
High School: 
The Indian High School, Dubai

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD? 

As an international student, I found the engineering program here to be strong and well reputed. Moreover, the aerospace engineering program here is one of the best in the country. The above factors, the excellent facilities on campus, and its location made me come here.

Best Experience with a Class or Project 

As part of ENAE100, I worked on a project that involved taking a scaled model of an F-18 and used it in a wind tunnel to observe flow patterns.

Favorite Class 

ENAE301: Dynamics

Involvements/Extracurricular Activities 

I am part of the UMD Fencing Club and regularly attend basketball games. 

Favorite On-Campus Event 

My favorite event is Maryland Day because it is one of the most exciting days in the academic year. The atmosphere everywhere is just wonderful.

Cool Engineering Experience 

This past summer, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant at the Rotorcraft center on the flapping wing mechanism. One of my tasks was to understand and collect force measurements using a Nano-17, a high-resolution sensor that could measure forces and moments about 3 axes. Once I got the sensor to work and mount it to the flapping wing, I was able to see the lift produced by the wing and have a better understanding of aerodynamics forces.