Farah Nadeem, an ECE Ph.D. student and Takunda Masike, an ECE undergraduate, were picked for the 2019 Husky 100. Students selected for this honor are chosen because they have shown that they are making a difference on campus, in their communities and for their future.
Nadeem, who is from Lahore, Pakistan, is a student leader passionate about access and equity in education. Her inter-disciplinary doctoral research focuses on building machine learning tools to support educators in K-12 STEM assessments, particularly for English language learners.
“I taught for a couple of years before I started my Ph.D. program. I realized that I love teaching, and would like to get an academic teaching position, which is why I decided to do a Ph.D.,” Nadeem said. “I chose UW both for the great research at ECE, and also the chance to collaborate with other schools within UW. I have had the amazing opportunity to work with great faculty members and students from ECE, the College of Education and CSE.”
As a student parent to her son Mustafa, who is nine, she appreciates that the UW values and supports all of its students. It makes her proud to be a part of the UW community.
Masike, from Vancouver, Wa., is an ECE student, an Army ROTC Cadet, an Undergraduate Research Leader and an engineering society president. His academics are focused on building a career in designing novel medical devices. He works in the UW Applied Physics Lab where he works on diagnostic medial ultrasounds.
“My Husky Experience has instilled the resilience I need to succeed as an Army Officer and industry leader,” he said. “I chose to study ECE at the UW not only because it’s one of the top programs in the country, but because of the culture of innovation and the highly collaborative research in biosystems and biomedical devices.”