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Pohida, Katherine

Katherine Pohida
Major: 
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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

I chose instruction for my first year because I enjoy mentoring and educating others in subjects that I have learned. I think it is great practice for me to test my knowledge while also helping students outside of the classroom.

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

The second year I want to do research. I have not had a chance to do research for a professor but would like to get involved. I think research benefits students by preparing them for graduate school while also sparking a greater interest in their major and future career. I would like to get involved in a bio related lab.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I am involved in the ChemE car team that is part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) society. We build a car powered by homemade chemical reactions. I am also Secretary of the AIChE chapter here at UMD. I am also a mentor for the SEEDS program sponsored by UMD. I am also tutor for this same program. I am involved in the Catholic Student Association and its service activities. I am also part of Pre-Med Society.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

ChemE Car has been a great engineering experience. I have enjoyed applying what I have learned about chemical reaction and batteries to a car that involves other types of engineering such as electrical and mechanical. We also get to go on trips to different competitions around the United States.