METS Staff

Shawn Salata

METS Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Jennifer Taylor

METS Assistant Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Contact Us:

734.647.7106
engintransfer@umich.edu

Transfer Student Leaders 2018-2019

What We Do…

The Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs) know what it’s like to jump into Michigan Engineering midstream. They have survived and thrived, and want to help other transfer students do the same. TSLs work with all new students transferring into the College of Engineering.  Each new transfer student is matched with a TSL. The TSL serves as a mentor through the new students’ first year in the College. They connect new students with activities and resources in the College and across campus, share their own experiences, and create a sense of community. TSLs offer fun and informative events throughout the academic year – social and academic events that help new students feel connected and prepare them for their courses and career plans. 

 

Logan Dyer

Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science Engineering
 Email: lodyer@umich.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Logan Dyer, and I am a majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I transferred to Umich from two schools: Washtenaw Community College and the University of Oregon. I am/was involved with several, great activities on campus. I was part of the Sensor Network Laboratory, the Petrovich Engineering Leadership Experience, and I worked in the Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop. I am currently on the Michigan Mars Rover Team, as I have been for the past two years, and I plan on working on the mobility subsystem. I also spent this last summer working at NASA JPL! Probably the highlight of my life and feel free to ask me about it. If I could give one piece of advice to transfer students, it would be to join a project team the second you are on campus. You will meet people, learn ahead of, and apply, your classes, and have something very important on your resume. Good Luck and Go Blue!

 

Kamlynne Fontan
Chemical Engineering
  Email: kfontan@umich.edu

Hello everyone! My name is Kamlynne Fontan, and I am studying Chemical Engineering. I transferred to Umich through its Dual Degree program with Spelman College. At Spelman, I received my B.S. in Chemistry. I am involved in several campus organizations such as NSBE, MPEDD, and Habitat for Humanity.  I knew that coming from a small, Historically Black, ALL Women liberal arts college was going to be an adjustment so makings sure to form a bond with my classmates was a huge priority for me. If I could give one piece of advice, I would say to try to get really involved with at least one activity outside of class. Its will be a great outlet from classes and help you meet new people! Good Luck this year and Go Blue!

 

Christine George
Industrial and Operations Engineering
  Email: cmgeorge@umich.edu

Hello and welcome to U-M! My name is Christine George, and I am a junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. I transferred after getting an Associate in Science in Engineering Science from St. Louis Community College in my home state of Missouri. Coming from a small community college to a huge university like Michigan was quite an adjustment! I didn’t have any friends here and wondered if I would ever feel like I belonged. My TSL and the METS program saved my life, so I’m so excited to have
the chance to pass it on! My biggest piece of advice is to get involved right away. You may think that it is better to spend the first term focusing on classes and getting familiar with campus, but joining clubs and project teams connects you with faces to smile at when  crossing the Diag, experts to text when you
can’t find your way, and a place to belong.

 

Xuanwen Huang

Mechanical Engineering
  Email: huangxua@umich.edu

Hi, my name is Xuanwen Huang. I am a rising senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I studied at Michigan State University before I transferred to Michigan to challenge myself to thrive in a more competitive environment. Studying at Michigan has helped me develop better studying habits and build a stronger work ethic. My best advice for incoming transfer students is staying open-minded. You will learn so much by embracing new opportunities and trying things you were once afraid to do.

 

Jonathan Streat
Biomedical Engineering
  Email: jstreat@umich.edu

Hi! My name is Jonathan Streat and I am studying Biomedical Engineering here at the University of Michigan. Before transferring here for the Winter 2019 semester, I attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where I majored in Applied Physics and minored in Mathematics as a part of the DDEP program. In my short time here at Michigan, I have become involved with campus organizations such as NSBE, BSU, H.E.A.D.S., NASA, and Creatives of Color. I have done some barbering  on campus as well. These activities have helped me make connections with other students and made adjusting to life at U of M easier. If I could offer any advice, it would be to make connections and don’t be afraid to seek help when you need it. Don’t make life harder than it has to be by doing things alone.

 

Yuanjie Tao
Computer Science Engineering
  Email: yjtaosir@umich.edu

Hey there! My name is Yuanjie Tao, now a senior student at the University of Michigan. My major is Computer Science Engineering, and I also minor in Mathematics. Last year, I transferred from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. My whole junior year in Ann Arbor is the bumpiest road I have ever ridden on. Tried. Failed. Succeeded. I will always treasure the experiences here, because they constituted my youth. If anyone meet with anything unfamiliar or strange, just find someone to talk about with. In my experience, that will be much better than taking it alone. I, and all TSLs, can be your best listeners.

  Rosie Van Alsburg
Computer Science Engineering
  Email: roseva@umich.edu

Hello everyone! My name is Rosie Van Alsburg, and I am a senior studying Engineering Physics and Computer Science, with a minor in Space Engineering. I went to Washtenaw Community College’s high school program, then graduated a semester early to start at Michigan State. I  started at University of Michigan in Fall 2017, and I’ve loved it here ever since! I’m the health and wellness chair for my sorority, Zeta Omega Eta, the president of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, and I teach EECS 183 as an Instructional Aide. My number one advice for incoming transfers is to try and get as involved as possible, and of course reach out to me if you need anything!

  Qipeng (Felix) Wang
Computer Science Engineering
 Email: felixwqp@umich.edu

Hello! My name is Qipeng (Felix) Wang. I’m a senior student majoring in Computer Science Engineering,  transferred from UM-SJTU Joint Institute. For the two years in SJTU, my major is Electrical and Computer Engineering. In Umich, I’m a student developer in the SOCRAT team. The life in Umich is colorful and the culture is inspiring. My advice to new transfer students is: 1. keep exploring everything new 2. Don’t be afraid to make mistake and try to improve from it. The process of reflection is the most important to improve ourselves. 

 

Maddie Winter
Mechanical Engineering
 Email: mcwinter@umich.edu

Hi! My name is Maddie and I study mechanical engineering. I am scheduled to graduate in Spring of 2021. I transferred from the LSA college into engineering after one year of deciding between majors such as math, computer science, and information science. I am now a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and on their design team, team tech. My best advice for incoming students is to join activities on the engineering campus so you can meet other students in your classes. Knowing people in your major is so helpful with both projects and working on homework. Also, don’t be scared to go to office hours and ask for help – most people need it too, so don’t be intimidated!

  Jiaxi Zhou
Industrial and Operations Engineering
  Email: jjessico@umich.edu

Hi! My name is Jiaxi Zhou. You can call me Jessica. I am a senior student studying Industrial and Operations Engineering at UM. I transferred from Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a member in the Dual-Degree program between the two universities. Life here has been much different from that of my first two years, but it brings me with new possibilities and valuable gains. My advice to coming transfer students is to be brave to try new things and various activities here even if they are not most attracting to you at first glance, because later on they might surprisingly introduce you to a new world. Wish you all good luck on new journey here. I am always glad to help!