Mae Sementilli.

Alumni Profile

Mae Sementilli

Student Leader: Sean Martin

I had a great experience with my student leader, small group tutors, and teaching assistant and wanted to give that same experience to more incoming freshman engineers. I also was getting an opportunity to work with my friends and my favorite professors."

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?
It was an opportunity to encourage the next academic class to enjoy engineering. I was able to teach and have a leadership role in engineering, while getting to know my peers and continue to get advice from other student leaders. I was part of a tight-nit community of high achieving engineering students, building teamwork and lasting friendships. I had a great experience with my student leader, small group tutors, and teaching assistant and wanted to give that same experience to more incoming freshman engineers. I also was getting an opportunity to work with my friends and my favorite professors.

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
One year I had a really fun EAS202 group. Every week we would try to come up with an answer to the in class question that would somehow involve blimps (we were competing against Jonathan Folmsbee's group to get our idea noticed). We got our blimp answer mentioned when Dean Folks was giving the presentation, and it actually made sense. At the end of the semester one of the students got dared by the rest of the group to give Bill Wild a goodbye hug, and he actually did it.

Any leaders you'd like to shout-out to?
My TA when I was a student, William Nolan. Phil Schnider, our graduate TA and all EE's role model. Jonathan Folmsbee, Haley Suk, Leia Smith, Mike Symkowski, Kevin McMahon, Jonathan Pryzbyla, all great friends and coworkers.