Standout Techie: Omar Soliman
Where are you from?
I was born in Albuquerque, but I have lived in Socorro for my whole life (minus one year in Saudia Arabia). However, my parents are originally from Egypt, so I have dual citizenship.
What year are you in?
I am currently a junior.
What is your major and what are are your goals once you graduate?
I am majoring in computer science and minoring in business management. When I graduate, I hope to work for Microsoft or Google or in video game design.
Why did you decide to come to New Mexico Tech?
I'm a local, so initially I would have preferred to go to a different school. I ultimately chose to go to Tech and I'm glad I did because Tech is a great value and it is noted for its excellent academic reputation.
What activities have you been involved in at NMT?
Sportswise, I play soccer for the Miners (the Tech soccer club). I participate in the Hi-Tech Ambassador program for the Admission Office. I currently work at the Tech Children’s Center as a teacher's aide. I also work in the Computer Science and Engineering Department researching wireless sensor network development and deployment. Earlier, I worked for a year in the chemistry department researching nano-technologic dosing and delivery for use in human body-mapping and cancer fighting. I am also an resident assistant for the Summer Mini-Course at Tech. I also met the Mythbusters team during filming at EMRTC.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
What spare time? Oh . . . then I guess playing soccer and golf and gaming.
Any words of wisdom for potential Techies?
Take it seriously; this is not a fly-by-night school. But, when you graduate, a Tech diploma is a world-wide master key.