Laura Simpson and Trevor Needham were featured in an UMBC News article about graduating from the Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental department with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Student-athlete researches Alzheimer’s disease treatment
When Laura Simpson arrived at UMBC as an undergraduate, she knew that she was interested in a broad range of scientific topics, but she didn’t yet have a clear picture of what her career path might look like. An internship at NASA and her own experiences as a student-athlete changed that.
From an Iraqi Internet cafe to Baltimore waterways
Trevor Needham, Ph.D. ‘19, environmental engineering, learned about UMBC at an internet cafe in Iraq during a 15-month deployment. Needham had planned to pursue a Ph.D. for years, but those plans were temporarily put on hold as he fulfilled his ROTC scholarship commitment with the Army.
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