Micah Thorpe

MIT Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Yet Ming Chiang
Research Supervisor: Cole Fincher
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hometown: Germantown, Maryland, United States
Website: LinkedIn

My name is Micah Thorpe and I am from Germantown, Maryland. I am currently pursuing my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and my research interests include batteries and thin film depositions. I plan on pursuing my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering upon completing my undergraduate degree. Along my career journey I plan on taking every opportunity to introduce STEM to students that belong underrepresented minority groups in my community to help create more diversity in the STEM field. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the guidance and support that I received from my parents and my school that sparked my passion for engineering and would love to do the same for the generation that comes behind me.

I am also an avid sports fan and enjoy playing basketball and videogames in my free time. I have also played the drums since I was a toddler which has resulted in a love for all types of music.