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Mariam Massoud

Mariam Massoud

Civil Engineering // Hoover, AL

I chose UAB School of Engineering because
Small class sizes and easy to make relationships with professors.

Favorite thing to do in Birmingham:
Trips to the art museum!

What UAB means to me:
Getting to explore all your interests, meeting new people, and learning about yourself!

Ben Cockrel

Ben Cockrel

Mechanical Engineering // Daphne, AL

I chose UAB School of Engineering because:
I was looking for a school with a strong engineering program and lots of opportunities for research.

I chose UAB because:
I chose UAB because of its connection to the city of Birmingham and the strong engineering and medical programs.

What UAB means to me:
UAB means a place where I can excel and be pushed to my limits while surrounded by professors and faculty that want me to succeed.

Praise Daramola

Praise Daramola

Electrical and Computer Engineering // Lagos, Nigeria

I chose UAB School of Engineering because:
Engineering is awesome. I chose UAB School of engineering because, I chose UAB, and I have loved tinkering since I was little and my uncle let me know that there is this thing called "engineering" where you get to tinker all day long. My response, where do I sign up?  

I chose UAB because:
My uncles went to UAB and I figured I would follow their steps. So for now, it's still considered an unofficial family tradition.

Best thing I've eaten in Birmingham:
Saw's BBQ chicken sandwich. Recommended.

Ashley Kimbel

Ashley Kimbel

Biomedical Engineering // Huntsville, AL

I chose UAB School of Engineering because:
All of the opportunities for students to engage in hands on learning experiences. This includes the vast amount of research and project opportunities. Another reason I chose UAB School of Engineering was the close knit community that allows for students to be supported by their peers and faculty.

I chose UAB because:
I chose UAB because it is close to home and it is in the middle of the city. I love being able to explore a city that is also so much of a part of the universities culture.

I am passionate about:
I am passionate about participating in extracurricular activities that reinforce my education thus far. My favorite part about school is getting to go to research labs and using what I’ve learned in class in a real life situation. 

Julie Dees

Julie Dees

Double major in Chemistry and Materials Engineering // Mobile, Alabama

I chose UAB School of Engineering because:
I saw the awesome things my friends were doing in their classes, and I wanted in on the action!

I chose UAB because:
UAB was a perfect fit for everything I wanted in a college: far away from my hometown, but close enough to drive back on the weekends; in an urban setting with a diverse population, but small enough to feel integrated into our tight-knit community; and most importantly, amazing faculty that are dedicated to my education. 

Best thing I've eaten in Birmingham:
Do I have to pick just one?! Is that even possible?!? Among the top contenders are Saw's Soul Kitchen Sweet Tea Fried Chicken Sandwich, Makarrio's chicken kabobs and pita roll-ups, and T-Bones Philly Cheesesteaks. There are so many, it's really hard to narrow down to the best!

Macy McCuiston

Macy McCuiston

Biomedical Engineering // Dunlap, TN

I chose UAB School of Engineering because:
UAB caught my attention because of their unique focus on research for undergrads, but I ultimately chose UAB because they offered the multiple majors I was interested in and they made my education interdisciplinary based off of that.

I chose UAB because:
UAB faculty, staff, and students reached out to me as an individual and met with me before I decided anything to help me pursue a degree in a field I was interested in while still letting me personalize my education and pursue research and a minor in my other specific interests.

Biggest college/adult-related fear I've overcome at UAB:
It's almost unbelievable but tried my first apple during my freshman year. Although I didn't like it its inspired me to try all sorts of different foods.