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Thomas Henley, 2018 Featured Graduate

Thomas Henley, 2018 Featured Graduate

Thomas Henley will graduate with a degree in electrical engineering and a focus on computer engineering. It will be his second degree, having earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering technologies from Southern Maine Community College. “When I finished that program I decided I wanted to keep learning so I decided to enroll at USM,” he said. “I’ve loved math and science since i was a really little kid. As soon as I learned what engineering was, I knew that was for me. It’s math and science but with more hands-on experience.” He liked sharing his work at an annual engineering expo and serving as president of the Engineering Student Committee for the past two years. “All of the student engineers, both mechanical and electrical, are part of it,” he said. “Our most important role is outreach to the community. We work with a lot of elementary and high school students to get them thinking about engineering. We also work with professionals in the field and get them to come, give talks, and talk about internship opportunities.” Henley plans to work as an engineer after graduation.