Current Place of Residence: Ellicott City, Maryland
University: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Current/Recent Course: BSc Chemical Engineering
Naomi T. Mburu, Ellicott City, is a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she studies Chemical Engineering. She is the institution’s first Rhodes Scholar. A Barrry M. Goldwater Scholar, she has co-authored two peer-reviewed journal articles and gave 11 research presentations, one of which resulted in her winning the 2016 National Society of Black Engineers Regional Conference award for the best oral presentation. She has interned at Intel and conducted research at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. She spends much of her free time supporting STEM education through volunteer and leadership roles. Naomi plans to study for a D.Phil. in Engineering Science at Oxford.