Kaylee Geidel

Hometown: Middletown, NY

“Between the clubs, residence association, and student association there is always some kind of activity going on making it hard to be bored.”
Kaylee Geidel
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Why did you decide to major in MAE?

I started working in the Nanosat lab as a freshman and really loved the work I was doing, so I decided to pursue aerospace engineering so I could keep doing it as a job.

What is your fondest memory so far at UB?

My fondest memories are of hanging out with all the friends I made here at Nanosat and in the other clubs I have been in throughout the years.

What is your favorite thing about living in Buffalo?

I love that Buffalo provides the opportunities of a city as well as outdoors activities like hiking.

What was your involvement outside the classroom?

I have done research at the UB Nanosatellite lab, been a member of the UB SEDS clubs, and played on the Quidditch team.

What makes your UB story unique or noteworthy?

I have struggled with anxiety problems since junior year in high school. All of the opportunities I have had at UB, both in research and clubs, have allowed me to gain confidence by giving me experience with many different situations and challenging me to go outside of my comfort zone.

Aside from engineering, what else are you passionate about?

I am really passionate about science education. I see it as a great way to share my passion about my work and to help inspire a new generation of scientists.

What will you miss most about being a UB undergrad?

The thing I will miss most is always having something to do. Between the clubs, residence association, and student association there is always some kind of activity going on making it hard to be bored.

What is your advice to current and incoming MAE students?

My advice would be to get experience and start preparing for your future from freshman year, but to not be so focused on your future that you don't take time to spend time with your friends and enjoy all the fun opportunities here.