RISE home page
Return to Student Directory

Huang, Humphrey

Major: 
Computer Engineering

What is the RISE area of interest during your first year and why?: 

Research. I will focus on the Research concentration because I want to apply concepts learned in class and familiarize myself with real-world applications.  Research allows you to pursue your interests, to learn something new, to hone your problem-solving skills and to challenge yourself in new ways. Working on a faculty-initiated research project gives you the opportunity work closely with a mentor–a faculty member or other experienced researcher. 

What is the RISE area of interest during your second year and why?: 

Instruction. It is a very rewarding role which will see you having an impact on the lives of the students you work with day to day. As a Teaching Assistant, my support really will make a difference.  Imagine how you will feel when a student does something new for the first time because of what you’ve shown them, or a pupil suddenly grasps something that they’ve been really struggling with, that is what makes a career as a Teaching Assistant really worthwhile.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

Scholars program peer mentor; Member of IEEE; Student member of Engineers Without Borders

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

During University of Maryland’s Bitcamp hackathon, our group created a carpool mobile application that allowed drivers to better communicate with and organize carpools.  This was my first experience making a web application from scratch and we were able to overcome the technological and design challenges.  Personally, I felt the struggle of software difficulties as well as communication and organization issues.  After this group project, I realized the value, effectiveness, and advantages of a well-coordinated team.