The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) junior, Maliha Lubna, chose the Industrial & Systems Engineering program when she realized the coursework was heavily focused on math and statistics, her intellectual passions. “Most of my classes are here at Tech Hall, so I’ve gotten to know a lot of people in my major and have a really good study group right now. It’s the people and my friends who make it so great.”

malihalubnaMaliha is a Huntsville High graduate and her local roots were an influencing factor in choosing UAH over other engineering colleges. “I’m comfortable here, and I’m really glad I picked UAH. It’s not too big or too small, and there are so many clubs, so it’s easy to get involved.”

And Maliha is, in fact, very involved in campus life. She’s a member of the UAH Lancers (official ambassadors for the university), and a vice president of the UAH chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Together with president Summer Roden and other officers in SWE, they drove membership of the organization from only a handful to a healthy 60+.

Maliha has played piano since age four, and during high school she participated in annual recitals. When asked about her favorite go-to piece, she replied, “Bach’s Invention #4; he’s my favorite composer.”