Orko Momin

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Majors: Electrical engineering and mathematics
Highlights: Co-founder of T-READY, I-House board member, senior resident assistant

Engineering is what I’ve always wanted to do. I chose Trinity because it was the right mix of academics: a specialized engineering program coupled with the flexibility of a liberal arts program. At home, I would never have had the opportunity to explore philosophy or economics while focusing on my major. Science can be highly specialized, and the liberal arts help me see the greater picture. They remind me why I set out to be an engineer, which is to better people’s lives.

Trinity has become like a second home to me, which is important, because I don’t get to go home as often as I’d like. There are so many ways to be part of the Trinity community, whether through social or community groups. In my sophomore year I co-founded Trinity College Robotics Engineering and Design for Youth (T-READY), a program that promotes engineering and robotics in the Hartford community by engaging kids in various design projects. I have also applied that same curriculum to fourth and fifth graders who attended Trinity’s Dream Camp during the summer. It makes me feel good to help local kids get excited about something that can make a big difference in their futures.