Profiles

Colin Baillie

Engineering Student Ambassador

Mechanical Engineering and German

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

Hometown

Marietta, Georgia

Class

Third year

Fun Fact

I'm a member of the Redcoat Marching Band and the UGA Sailing Team!

Why did you choose UGA?

UGA is the one place where I can pursue an engineering degree, a German degree, continue to play music, and be a part of other organizations at the same time! There is a depth to the quality of instruction here not only in the College of Engineering, but in all the classes I have taken and the student body is active and passionate enough to make all these extracurriculars happen.

Favorite memory as a Bulldog Engineer

My favorite moment has to be this irrelevant but hilarious day in Dr. Thompson's Strength of Materials course. As we transitioned between two units, Dr. Thompson paused to tell a story about a polar bear which went on for maybe five minutes! When someone finally raised their hand to ask for clarification, he announced with the biggest grin that we would now be using the polar coordinate system in our problems.