UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of '26

UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of '26

UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of '26

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland welcomes 11 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 among Maryland Engineering's first-year class.

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 '26:

headshot of Hailey Chawla

Hailey Chawla
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: Wheaton Senior High School
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

headshot of Alessandra Contreras

Alessandra Contreras
Major: Materials Science & Engineering
High School: North Point High School
Hometown: Waldorf, MD

headshot of Tinebte Daniel

Tinebte Daniel
Major: Bioengineering
High School: James Hubert Blake High School
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

headshot of Camille Israel

Camille Israel
Major: Bioengineering
High School: Rockville High School
Hometown: Rockville, MD

headshot of Iman-Louise Mwai

Iman-Louise Mwai
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: New Town High School
Hometown: Owings Mills, MD

headshot of Mikaeel Nur

Mikaeel Nur
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Rockville High School
Hometown: Rockville, MD

headshot of Michael O'Neill

Michael O'Neill
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Sherwood High School
Hometown: Brookeville, MD

headshot of Emma Perez

Emma Perez
Major: Engineering - undecided
High School: Hereford High School
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

headshot of Dylan Ratnayake

Dylan Ratnayake
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Wheaton Senior High School
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

headshot of Miko Siarez

Miko Siarez
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Paint Branch High School
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

headshot of Benjamin Tabor

Benjamin Tabor
Major: Chemical Engineering
High School: Middletown High School
Hometown: Middletown, MD

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '25.

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '24.

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