Student Highlights

We wanted to highlight six students from across our departments. Here’s what they’re up to.

Sunny (Jungyeon) Lee, Junior, Biomedical Engineering

Sunny Lee

Why did you choose UNT Engineering?

As I have decided to come to Texas from South Korea to study Biomedical Engineering, I liked how UNT Engineering offered more student-focused relationships with all the faculties, where faculties are very willing to help students to prosper and do well both academically and professionally. Also, the UNT Biomedical Engineering program was new at the time, so I thought I would have more opportunities that I could seek from the department. Most importantly, UNT provided great scholarships for international students, and I also believed UNT will be a good community for me to get engaged in. These are reasons why I chose UNT Engineering!

What do you love most about engineering?

I love engineering, because engineering is the field where professionals put hands on to actually solve the most impactful problems in our lives. It is an innovative, fast-paced, and creative field that could change the world. As I am interested in the biomedical perspective, I am very excited to contribute to medical technology. We have a good curriculum with a project and teamwork base that will prepare us to get into the industrial world, and I can help to improve people's lives as engineer and physician.

If you could do anything, what would be your dream project? Why?

My dream project would be creating a medical device that could smartly help Alzheimer patients in their daily lives that do not require full patient care but rather help to independently have their own lives and improve their quality of lives. Also, my ultimate project I would like to achieve will be developing a portable smart medical device that could work as personalized drug delivery system by automatically determining the treatment for individual patients through simple examination and monitoring.

What makes you bleed green?

Bleeding green is really not good in a medical point of view…but let’s not go too deep into biology. Go Mean Green UNT!

Farhan Almufleh, Junior, Computer Science & Engineering

Farhan Almufleh

Why did you choose UNT Engineering?

I chose UNT Engineering, because I attended high school in Denton, and wanted to continue my studies in the states. UNT was one of the known schools in the region, and I heard a lot of great things about the engineering program and decided it was the one for me.

What do you love most about engineering?

Engineering has been a passion of mine since I was little. The thing I love about it the most is the logical thinking that goes into it and the ability to improve every day.

If you could do anything, what would be your dream project? Why?

My dream project is to build a new console that has features I wished were on the consoles I had when I was little. I want to improve it in all aspects, such as game availability, friend communication, and make it simple to use. I loved video games my whole life. Most of my memories as a kid were built around games like GTA San Andreas and Crash Bandicoot.

What makes you bleed green?

I’ve bled green since the day I was born. My home country’s flag, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is green, and being the patriot I am, that amplifies my love for the Mean Green spirit even more. Joining the Mean Green family made me want to strive to be better and make the world a better place.

Tien Le, Senior, Electrical Engineering

Tien Le

Why did you choose UNT Engineering?

Among many top universities for engineering in Texas, UNT Engineering stands out because of its affordable cost and generous scholarships. I chose UNT Engineering because it's where I can get high quality education and can be debt-free after graduation.

What do you love most about engineering?

Engineering problems are challenging, and overcoming them is addictively rewarding.

If you could do anything, what would be your dream project?

I would love to design, build, and decorate my own mini house. It melts my heart every time I see one of those adorable mini houses, and the thought of getting to design and live in one makes me want to sing and dance around.

What makes you bleed green?

It's the people at UNT, especially the faculty members and staff who always support me and encourage me to make the best out of my experience at UNT.

Jonathon Scruggs, Senior, Engineering Technology

Jonathon Scruggs

Why did you choose UNT Engineering?

I chose UNT Engineering, because coming out of high school, I was in the architecture cluster, but found out that I wanted to be on the engineering aspect of buildings instead of the design. I heard nothing but great things about the engineering program here at UNT, so therefore it was a no brainer for me.

What do you love most about engineering?

The thing I love most about engineering is that it is forever evolving. I honestly feel like on every possible job you are never faced with the same problems, and solutions are not always the same either. I have always had a passion for construction as I have been fascinated with it as a kid. It was cool to see the outcome but I always was interested in the behind the scenes; how did this building or structure get to its final product.

If you could do anything, what would be your dream project? Why?

My dream project would be a state-of-the-art middle and high school centered around young engineers. My passion is to go back and help the youth, young future engineers that is, and give them all the opportunities that maybe a young engineer wouldn’t have. Classes would be taught by current or former engineers with opportunities for scholarships.

What makes you bleed green?

What makes me bleed green is my passion to be successful; when you want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.

Maddox Dockins, Junior, Materials Science and Engineering

Maddox Dockins

Why did you choose UNT Engineering?

UNT seemed like a great fit from the moment I stepped on campus. After meeting several of the professors within Materials Science and Engineering during my visit, I knew it was an institution that I wanted to learn at. UNT’s great scholarship program also made it possible for me to attend such a great school.

What do you love most about engineering?

I love being able to look at complex problems and break them down with the knowledge that I’ve been gaining in class. It allows me to see the connections between a lot of seemingly unrelated things that I previously would have been unable to see.

If you could do anything, what would be your dream project? Why?

I think that one of the most challenging problems in our world is going to be more energy efficient transportation, and I would love to play a part in solving it. The reason that I would choose this project over any other is that I have always loved cars and renewable energy, so this would be a perfect pairing of the two.

What makes you bleed green?

The people at UNT make the experience what it is. Whether it’s the faculty or other students, I feel like I have a big Mean Green family every time I step on campus.

Sadia Saeed, Senior, Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Sadia Saeed

Why did you choose UNT Engineering?

I chose UNT Engineering due to the majors offered, specifically, the energy component of the mechanical degree, which gave me the opportunity to learn more about energy production and sustainability and how I can implement more energy efficient methods in any industry I end up in.

What do you love most about engineering?

I love engineering due to its complexity and ability to make impacts on everyday lives. Engineering paves the way for the future, and I want to be at the frontline of that creativity. It also makes you think differently about the world around you and question how certain things work and whether there is an alternative. Engineering keeps you on your toes!

If you could do anything, what would be your dream project?

My dream project would be to work on creating a brand-new theme park at Disney World. I have always looked up to Walt Disney and admired his wacky creativity that led him to create a feat that people believed impossible. I believe it would be a great way to stretch my thinking!

What makes you bleed green?

The friendly atmosphere at UNT, the tight knit community in Denton, UNT SWE, and my core group. Shout out to Melanie Doyle, Andrew Vara and Harold Santiago! It’s the UNT green that has developed my skills and made me into engineer that I am.

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