UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of ’25

UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of ’25

UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of ’25

Maryland Engineering welcomes 10 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its newest class of A. James Clark Scholars.

The students selected for this highly distinguished program represent some of the most promising scholars of the Clark School's freshman class of 2021–22.

The A. James Clark Scholars Program, a signature A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation initiative, supports high-performing undergraduate engineering students with financial need. Clark Scholars participate in specialized academic programs along with leadership, business, and project management training. A hallmark of UMD's Clark Scholars Program is that students will additionally commit to focusing part of their studies on one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. UMD’s Clark Scholars will confront these challenges with a multidisciplinary, socially aware, and entrepreneurial background and will earn a transcript notation upon completing the program.

The UMD Clark Scholars Program is made possible by Building Together: An Investment for Maryland.

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '25:

Bafoday Dainkeh

Bafoday Dainkeh
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Hometown: Adelphi, MD

Sa Sarah Han

Sa "Sarah" Han
Major: Bioengineering
High School: Centennial High School
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Osbourne Lawrence

Osbourne Lawrence
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Eastern Technical High School
Hometown: Rosedale, MD

Abel Shiferaw

Abel Shiferaw
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: Springbrook High School
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Jennifer Tartaglia

Jennifer Tartaglia
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Academy Of The Holy Cross
Hometown: Kensington, MD

Meena Toolaabee

Meena Toolaabee
Major: Civil Engineering
High School: Parkville High School
Hometown: Parkville, MD

Megan Tran

Megan Tran
Major: Bioengineering
High School: Wheaton Senior High School
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Christopher Trejo-Ramirez

Christopher Trejo-Ramirez
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: Cambridge South Dorchester High School
Hometown: Fishing Creek, MD

Jon Jowen Untivero

Jon "Jowen" Untivero
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: Annapolis Senior High School
Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Jeffrey Xu

Jeffrey Xu
Major: Chemical Engineering
High School: Colonel Zadok Magruder High School
Hometown: Germantown, MD

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '24.

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '23.

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '22.

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