I started as an undergraduate research assistant…I had a chance to learn more about [a design topic] as well as getting involved with conversation with companies to manufacture parts of [a product].
I have been under [name’s] mentorship…I have been able to submit two research papers to Bioengineering and Biomedical conferences…and plan to attend SB3C this summer
I have learned an invaluable amount from the fellow students and my mentor as to the workings of research…I have been taught a lot and am extremely appreciative of the opportunity and guidance given to me.
This experience taught me a lot about what graduate level labs involve.

Its been a great experience so far!
I enjoyed the experience and I got to meet a lot of people who have influenced me.
Great time working under experienced professionals, real experience of what the work force is like and applications of my degree outside of school


I’m currently [several] weeks into a summer research (2021) internship… I’ve not done much research yet, but I’ve learned much about what the structure of a research lab looks like and day to day tasks of people who work in it.
I worked on an independent research project with a professor during Summer 2020, and I have recently started at REU this summer. My experience during Summer 2020 was not the best, I think I could have benefitted from more interactions with my mentor or graduate students working in their lab.

…These [internships] have both been great experiences and one or the other is likely where I will end up after graduation.


I learned a lot about rocketry and fuels needed to power aircraft. I worked there during the spring 2020 semester.
It was excellent because I had a mentor who was available a lot and trained me on how to do my tasks for the summer.
Even though it’s not mechanical engineering research experience, I’ve learned a lot about how to conduct research, present findings, and to work collaboratively.
I have had the opportunity to conduct research this whole academic year with faculty outside of the mechanical engineering department. I believe it has been a valuable experience, I only wish I had more of a mentee relationship with more faculty in ME so I could gain their feedback as I progress in my research.

I interned at [company] as a mechanical design intern in the summer and then went back again in the winter. It probably won’t be my field of choice but I had a great experience there I had two awesome mentors.
I acted as a process engineering intern and worked closely with the facilities and engineering staff. It was an excellent internship and I enjoyed the real-world experience. I aim to apply there when I graduate for a full-time position.


It helped me open my eyes to the different areas of mechanical engineering and that it is more diverse and interesting than it seems.
I was able to see more of the opportunities open for research and the different applications they have.
I saw what other opportunities there were to do other things on campus.
I learned about new applications of concepts I had learned.
They showed me the real life application of what we were learning.
I understood more research applications.
It made me want to strive for a research opportunity at UMBC. Making me always thinking about ideas and problems that are around us in our everyday lives.
Because of the visit I joined the research lab.
It increased my level of awareness and curiosity.

I got more hands-on experience and found I really like his research.
I’m doing robotics research on robotic exoskeleton. I am having a good time.
I actually got this opportunity through my mentor and I really enjoyed being able to apply my academics in the workplace.

I enjoyed that internship more as I had an engineering project to work on. I learned a lot in these internships and am really thankful for the opportunities.
I really liked this experience and learned a lot. I also currently have an internship at NIST where I am getting to apply a lot of my knowledge in previous courses I took during the school year.


”I really enjoyed the projects I was able to work on as well as the people I was able to work with. The work was mainly design work, which I enjoy very much. I also learned a lot about engineering and the professional workplace in general.”
“The lab work was amazing and helped me form my post-undergrad goals.”

“I learned about research and learned to balance
“I learned about how to apply my knowledge in school on real world problems.”

“I worked with Dr. xx bioheat transfer lab. It was an excellent experience. It showed me how engineering applies theory to solve real world situations. It also gave me an excellent resume.”


“My research was at the UMBC Lidar Lab in the physics department. I learned a lot about Matlab and statistics than before and I enjoyed doing data analysis for the Lidar.”

“It was good to see the way the lab worked; however, my position had little structure and I was often at a loss for what to do or work on.”

“I worked at Domino Sugar over the summer. The engineering part was cool, the minutia was boring.”

“My internship during the summer 2015 at Goddard Space Flight Center was extremely beneficial to my career. I was able to see a multitude of projects and attend seminars which allowed me to assess what I would like to do with my degree.”