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Office of the Vice President & Provost

Collegewide STEM Unit and Germantown Campus

Student Spotlight

Senior Capstone Project Presented at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Alumnus Alex Petito, the first Montgomery College student to graduate from the Frostburg B.S. engineering program at Arundel Mills, and his classmates built a high altitude balloon from the ground up to develop a recoverable flight system that can serve as a platform for atmospheric measurements and experiments.   In May the team successfully flew and recovered the instrument package after a 3+ hour flight and presented their data and images from the flight to NASA at its Goddard Space Flight Center.  Clearly, Alex’s student capstone project was a huge success.

Two MC Students Spent Their Summer Working in Germany on Nuclear Physics Experiments
Two Engineering students, Daniel Albuquerque and Irina Koltsova, were selected through a competitive application process to travel to Mainz, Germany for the summer to work on nuclear physics experiments at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI) facility.  They were part of a six-student cohort from Montgomery College, George Washington University, NOVA and University of VA funded by the George Washington International Research Experiences (IRES) grant.

MC Students Volunteering at STEM after School Programs Excell Beyond the Bell Logo
Engineering students at Montgomery College participated in the Montgomery Engineering Ambassadors and Teachers Program by serving as teachers and volunteer teaching assistants at STEM after school programs offered at MCPS middle schools.  Funding for this program is provided through EXCEL Beyond the Bell, an initiative to optimize after school experiences for Montgomery County youth. 

Engineers Without Borders Partnering Internationally
The Montgomery College chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) worked with the DC professional chapter of EWB on projects in Hato Rincon, Panama and Santa Clara, El Salvador. They also participated in the International Conference in Panama City, Panama, and co-hosted the National Conference of EWB-USA in Reston, VA.

To hear more from our students, visit The Globe, the Montgomery College Germantown student newspaper.

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