Sourobh Ghosh plans to head to graduate school to study engineering design, an emerging field focusing on finding the best possible way to build a product.
But first, he’s trying to optimize the Honors College student experience.
Sourobh, a Presidential scholar in the University Honors College, was elected president of the Honors Student Council as a sophomore. He is leading an initiative to further strengthen the bonds among students within the Honors community and keep them engaged with the Honors College throughout their undergraduate career, even as their focus naturally narrows in their upperclass years.
Sourobh works to rehab wood paneling.
Sourobh’s own Honors seminar experience has been extremely fruitful. He parlayed a class taught by alumnus Daniel Sperrazza into a nine-week internship at Sperrazza’s Chicago-based investment firm. “That was because of the Honors seminar,” Sourobh said. “Through that experience I was able to learn a lot about the corporate world.”
More recently, Sourobh traveled to Texas A&M University for 10 weeks of intensive research on an original engineering design problem and followed that up with a trip to the International Design Engineering Technical Conference in Washington, D.C., where he presented a poster on his work.
In Italy, Sourobh standing in front of the Roman Forum.
“It’s an interdisciplinary field where you apply expertise from the social sciences and management to engineering problems,” Sourobh said. “Basically, it’s trying to find ways to improve the process from which a product goes from being a concept to reaching a consumer.
“I love the freedom with which I have been able to determine my path,” he said. “There are only a few programs across the country that emphasize that area of research. UB accepted the vast majority of my AP credits, so I was able to add a second major, which really made a difference for me.”
Last updated: June 20, 2013 3:31 am EST