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Klein, Ellery William

Major: 
Mechanical Engineering

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

The area of RISE that I am interested in pursuing my first year is Research. I have already been involved with some research my sophomore year by taking ENME 488: Independent Study. In this course I did research on the Liquid Desiccant Waterfall at the LEAF House (Solar Decathlon House). I got involved with this research because I am interested in environmental energy field and wish to continue research on a related topic.

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

The area of RISE that I am interested in pursuing my second year is Instruction. Last Summer I worked at Frederick Community College as a math tutor. I really enjoyed it and want to continue helping other students. I would be more experienced as a senior and hopefully would be able to help students more. Specifically I would like to be a TF for thermodynamics.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

One of my major involvements is that I recently became a member of Tau Beta Pi (Honors Engineering Society). I attend events regularly and am actively involved. The past year I have been interning with the company Optimized Thermal Systems. I will most likely not be continuing it this upcoming fall semester.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

My cool engineering experience was working with the Solar Decathlon LEAF house. In 2007 UMD participated in the Solar Decathlon and the LEAF House was the result. One element of the LEAF House is the Liquid Desiccant Waterfall, which helps reduce energy consumption. Two other undergraduates and I got the privilege to work with this new and exciting technology for the spring 2015 semester. We spent a lot of time in the LEAF House and it was an awesome experience.  My cool engineering experience was working with the Solar Decathlon LEAF house. In 2007 UMD participated in the Solar Decathlon and the LEAF House was the result. One element of the LEAF House is the Liquid Desiccant Waterfall, which helps reduce energy consumption. Two other undergraduates and I got the privilege to work with this new and exciting technology for the spring 2015 semester. We spent a lot of time in the LEAF House and it was an awesome experience.