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Clarke, Fara

Fara Clarke
Computer Engineering

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

Service because I think that the importance of engineering comes down to improving the human condition, an aspect of the profession that is too often overlooked. Since I am already involved in She's the First, a club that focuses on education equality, service, and funding tuition for girls in developing countries (many of whom are studying to become engineers), I think I can focus on doing a lot of great service this year that relates to the goals of RISE. 

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

For my second year area of interest, I hope to pursue research because I want to explore some of the applications of my major. Specifically, I'm interested in how neuroscience relates to electrical and computer engineering. If I am unable to pin down a research opportunity, I would also be more than happy to concentrate on service for another year.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

My extracurricular activities involve She's the First, the Banneker/Key Community Council, and my job on campus with the Classroom Support Division of IT.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

I took engineering classes all four years of high school, so we did a lot of projects from a variety of different engineering disciplines. However, when I took ENES 100, engineering finally felt like a concrete career path for me because I saw all the teamwork that was involved. Then, when I took the Discussion with the Dean course, CMSC131, and ENEE101, I realized just how versatile a degree in computer engineering could be.