Emma Skaggs began her academic career at Arizona State University in the fall of 2021. She decided to study electrical engineering after taking an electricity and magnetism course in high school that fascinated her.

Emma also decided to join Barrett, the Honors College for the opportunity to dive deeper into major classes and get additional hands-on experience.

In her time at ASU, she has joined Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). She is part of the Navajo Mountain Bike Initiative, a team dedicated to designing and building bicycle tracks for low-income communities in Arizona. Emma believes hands-on experience is a great way to apply skills learned in the classroom and encourages students to join extracurricular clubs and get involved outside of class.

Emma’s advice for students:

“Try and connect with as many new people as possible and form study groups. Also, try to split up your workload, and don’t forget to take small breaks. 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.”

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