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Outstanding Student - Muhammed El-Sayed ’22

October 18, 2021

Muhammed El-Sayed ’22
Muhammed El-Sayed ’22

Studio X, a newly opened space in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, will be a great place for our students and faculty to explore, collaborate, and engage in peer-to-peer tutoring in the latest extended reality (XR) technologies. This month’s outstanding student, Muhammed El-Sayed ’22 of electrical and computer engineering, will play an important role in making that happen. He is one of three 2021 studentKarp Library Fellows who will help River Campus Libraries develop programs and outreach for Studio X.

Muhammed was born in the United States, but moved to Egypt, the home country of his parents, where he attended high school. His tendency to “jump headfirst” into new experiences has served him well at our University. A digital history class he took, to fill out his schedule, led him to become a research assistant with Michael Jarvis, professor of history; then a student developer in the Digital Scholarship Lab, and now a Karp Library Fellow. “He’s an excellent teacher and is constantly coming up with creative ways to get his peers excited about XR,” says Emily Sherwood, director of digital scholarship and Studio X. “He’s played a central role in getting the word out about Studio X.” Read more

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