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Mandley, Dillon

dillon mandley
Electrical Engineering

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

Research is the area of interest I have chosen for my first year. I would like to expose myself to electrical engineering applications and learn from the geat faculty here at UMD that are conducting research. It gives me an opportunity to contribute to something beyond myself, apply my knowledge in a realistic setting, and practice leadership as it pertains to the engineering discipline.

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

I have chosen service as my second-year of interest because I am so passionate about community involvement, any kind of giving back and working with other people for a good cause. Participating in some type of service activity is a tremendous opportunity to flourish and practice and utilize leadership in a positive and constructive setting. Another thing that makes service so interesting to me is the possibility for immediate impact in the community and other people's lives.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I participate in IEEE chapter on campus and Startup shell.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

The coolest experience I have had is when I went to San Diego as part of my internship for NAVAIR. I was able to board an aircraft carrier and experience the shipboard installation and modernization process for the first time. While I was there I encountered many challenges and learned a lot about what NAVAIR does and the role they play in fleet readiness and capability.