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Grossman, Rebecca

Electrical Engineering

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

I am doing service because I want to give back to the community. I will be an advisor for high school teens helping them explore their culture and heritage and then to apply some of the lessons they learn to help the community. A great way to learn about leadership is to be in a leadership position. It will allow me to improve how I understand and fulfill the community’s needs.

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

Next year I am planning to do entrepreneurship or instruction. Instruction is a great way to give back to the department as well as the engineering school. I am interested in potentially working with start-ups during my career so focusing on entrepreneurship would aid me in improving my understanding of business and start-up culture. It would also help me make important contacts who may be able to assist me as I explore career opportunities.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I am involved with the Kedma orthodox Jewish student group on campus. I help run educational programming for students as well as attend prayer services and other events at the UMD Hillel. I am a consultant for TAMID Group which is a student run group that works with Israeli Start-ups. I helped prototype a kidney biopsy device for a start-up company called MobileODT. I am also an advisor for NCSY (National Conference for Synagogue Youth), a teen program to help students explore their Jewish heritage and culture.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

During the spring and summer semesters of 2015, I interned at Sikorsky Aircraft. I was working on the new CH53K heavylift helicopter. The whole experience was amazing but one of the coolest parts was touring around the main plant in Stratford, Ct. and seeing how the aircrafts are made. I was able to touch the frame of one of the 53Ks. It gave me a huge sense of pride to see what I had been working on in real life.