Joshua Kim started his freshman year at Arizona State University in the fall of 2020. Fresh off a mission trip to the Philippines and full of excitement for his brand new adventure at ASU, Kim could not have anticipated the curveball life was about to throw at him. On top of the worldwide pandemic, Kim was seriously injured in a car crash in his first semester of school.

Now on the mend, Kim is a well-rounded student who is not only in the Barret Honors College but is also a member of the Sun Devil Breaking Club. This organization keeps the culture and tradition of breaking (more commonly known as “break dancing”) alive and well at ASU.

Prior to the accident, Kim participated in the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, joining a team that designed a photovoltaic system for the University of Central Florida campus. The team had reached the finals of the national competition held by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) before Kim had to withdraw from the team due to his injuries.

Joshua will be teaching at the Navy Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC when he graduates. He is also doing research this summer with Dr. Matthew Marinella in neuromorphic accelerators.

He is one of our most enthusiastic Ambassadors doing some exciting things to make the most of his time in Fulton!

Never be afraid to ask questions or go to office hours. Professors and TAs cannot help you if they do not understand that you need help.