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Fraik, Emily

Emily Fraik
Major: 
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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

During my first year in the RISE program, I am pursuing the service track.  I decided to choose this area of interest because it is an opportunity for me to give back to the community.  Through this track I would like to show my appreciation of the A. James Clark School of Engineering by participating in engineering related service that promotes both the university and the engineering discipline.

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

The RISE area of interest that I would like to pursue during my second year is research.  There is great faculty within the engineering school and a position as a research assistant is an incredible opportunity to learn and gain lab experience.  I am strongly considering a career in research and development as well, and I would love to further explore this possibility.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I am a student athlete on the University of Maryland volleyball team.  I am also the chair of the Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board and I am a SEEDs peer mentor.  I am a Clark School Ambassador as well.  I am currently an initiate for the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and a member of the service committee.  I have just been selected for membership in the Sigma Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. I am also in the honors college in the University Honors Program as well as I am in Flexus, the living and learning program for engineering women.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

This past summer I had the opportunity to do research with the Complex Fluids and Nanomaterials group under Dr. Raghavan.  I worked for a graduate student named Veena Rao to aid in her research of surfactants and their ability to form vesicles.  I aided in her study of the toxicity of these vesicles to try and determine which were the least toxic and what factors contributed to this level.