Congratulations to 2018 Engineering Achievement Award For Student Welfare Recipient, Maggi Rose Strom!

Maggie Strom, graduating with a B.S. in Bioengineering, received the 2018 Engineering Achievement Award for Student Welfare, which is awarded to undergraduate and graduate engineering students who have made outstanding contributions to student welfare through participation in extracurricular activities and who have given outstanding service to the campus community.

Your most memorable UCLA experience?

I’ve loved every minute here at UCLA! But some of my favorite are attending any and all sports events with my friends.

What was your favorite class at UCLA and why?

My favorite class at UCLA has been my Introduction to Microcontrollers class, which was my very last class here at UCLA! We’ve spent the quarter building and coding projects with an Arduino. It’s been so much fun learning the software, and being creative in building all of my projects.

What’s next for you after graduation? 

This fall, I’ll be attending Duke University in the fall to pursue a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering.

Were you a part of any other clubs or student organizations? 

I have been a part of the Engineering Ambassador Program, as one of the Heads of Tours. Additionally, I have served as a Bruin Ambassador, where I had the pleasure of giving admission presentations to local high school. Lastly, I served as a New Student Advisor during orientation, where I helped new students in their transition to UCLA.

What would you recommend for an incoming freshman who’s looking to find a niche on campus and get the most UCLA?

Don’t be afraid to try new things! Your first year is a great time to get involved and try new experiences so you can find what you’re most passionate about.

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