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Damico, Samantha

Samantha Damico
Major: 
Aerospace Engineering

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

The RISE area of interest during my first year is Research.  I chose this because I had been working in the Propulsion Research Lab over the summer and was starting my research project, so RISE easily fit with this.  Also, doing research is a good opportunity in that you are making a lot of your own decisions and having to learn a lot on your own, which, while difficult at times, is a good experience.

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

The RISE area of interest during my second year is Instruction.  This is because I am considering going into management at some point in my career, and instruction would give me the experience of helping and guiding others.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I am part of AIAA.  I also work in the Propulsion Research Lab when graduate students need help testing.  Beyond this I hang out with friends.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

My cool engineering experience was working with the graduate students in the Propulsion Research Lab.  I had never really experienced how testing is performed and what is all involved, so getting to experience this with a couple different projects was fun and a cool learning experience.