Nabiha Alam is an electrical engineering student at Arizona State University who started her program in the fall of 2022. She selected electrical engineering as her major because of her knowledge of physics from high school and her desire to learn more about circuit design and wiring.
Outside of being an electrical engineering student ambassador, on campus Nabiha is involved in ASU’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP), Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), the Fulton Accelerated Community Engagement (FACE) program and serves as a Luminosity Scholars Program team lead.
With GCSP, she is focusing on the topic of security; specifically, maintaining personal security from online or remote threats. Nabiha is currently in the research portion of her journey and will continue to look deeper into how to strengthen personal security in the coming years.
She has been participating in EPICS, which she originally joined in high school, for two years. In high school, Nabiha was the team lead in designing and building a time capsule for her school designed to last for the next 50 years. In the fall of 2022, she was part of the Prescott Pines EPICS team, where she helped design a medium ropes obstacle course for kids aged 10 to 15 that fit insurance policy criteria. In the spring of 2023, Nabiha joined the EPICS Vietnam design competition as part of the energy team. The team’s goal is to help design a system that could provide a school of about 30 students with enough renewable energy to be used year round and during emergencies.
Nabiha was also awarded the Vanderploeg Luminosity Scholarship in the fall of 2022. Through the program, she led a team designing an innovative lock system that could prevent bike theft and crime on ASU’s campuses. She and her team pitched their idea during the Luminosity Lab Expo in the spring of 2023 and look forward to pushing the idea forward in the coming years.
Nabiha also actively participates in the FACE program, where she is learning how to advance her leadership skills and how to network with others in her field. She has interviewed other Fulton student leaders about what strengths are needed to become a great leader and plans to present her findings in the FACE program symposium at the end of the Spring 2023 semester.
In the Fall 2022 semester, Nabiha also worked in four jobs; currently, she still works in two.
Nabiha’s advice for students:
“All experience is good experience. It may seem like you’re experiencing the worst kind of pain and suffering, but in the end, there is always something you can learn from. Use your ability to learn as an advantage in life.”
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