RISE home page
Return to Student Directory

Speaker, Henry

Major: 
Mechanical Engineering

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

For the first year of my participation in RISE, I hope to conduct research. Getting experience conducting research is a valuable tool for engineers, both in academia and as a practicing engineers.

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

For my second year participation in RISE, I would like to focus on instruction. I helped run after-school science programs for elementary school students and helped tutor students in high school. I enjoy helping others understand new concepts, and I find that teaching helps me learn as well.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I race go karts competitively and I am a volunteer firefighter with the Takoma Park volunteer fire department.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

During the senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to work in an automotive repair shop. This gave me the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and develops my intuition in a physical setting, which helps me to better understand the theory we learn in class.