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Umagat, Ryan

Class of 
2017
Major: 
Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: 
Upper Marlboro, MD
High School: 
Charles Herbert Flowers High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD? 

I chose Maryland because of the combination of national ranking, engineering curriculum, location, and of course, in-state tuition. 

Best Experience with a Class or Project 

My best experience with a class would be my PSYC289D Psychology of Happiness final project. We created a Facebook page similar to Humans of New York entitled "Humans of College Park". We had several meaningful interviews and we got an A on the project!

Favorite Class 

In Major: ENME454 Vehicle Dynamics
Outside of Major: ENCE424 Communication for Project Managers

Involvements/Extracurricular Activities 

The Filipino Cultural Association (FCA)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Intramural Sports
Snowboarding
Guitar and Bass Guitar

Favorite On-Campus Event 

SEE's Art Attack Spring Concert

Research/Study Abroad Experience 

I do undergraduate research in the Computational Vibrations Laboratory.

Cool Engineering Experience 

Taking apart the Dewalt Impact Driver for ENME371 and putting it back together was a fun and exciting experience. I had never seen the inside of a cordless power tool and it was cool to see all the aspects of design and engineering that went into the product.