Sam van Ede

UGA Engineering Ambassador

Mechanical Engineering

Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Roswell, GA

What you love about UGA Engineering: 

I love UGA engineering because it is wide open and the opportunities are endless. Being some of the first students in the College of Engineering you have a chance to reach remarkable heights and create a name for UGA engineering. It is a place where professors demand your best and in turn give you their best.

Favorite spot in Athens: 

Some things are best kept secret, but my second favorite spot is definitely Sanford Stadium.

Advice to yourself as a freshman: 

My advice would be, don't be afraid to fail. Life is short, and so often we keep from doing what we want out of fear of failure. So be bold, ask questions, seek truth, and empower those around you.

Favorite quote:

"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success."   

            - C.S. Lewis