FSU student profiled in “Women in Technology” series

FROSTBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Kaoutar Sahmoudi is a fifth-year materials engineering major at Frostburg State University. She was recently highlighted in the ongoing online series from Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies, “Women in Technology.”

“I’m a first-generation college student as well as a woman in a male-dominated field,” she said. “It was really competitive. I struggled (at first), even though math was my strongest subject in middle and high school.”

Sahmoudi is an immigrant and woman of color in a STEM field. She spoke on her experience finding her way in this field.

“I had to be reminded of what my goals were, and that once I solidified, okay, this is really what I want, I’m not going to let this little hurdle steer me away from what I always wanted to do,” she said.

Sahmoudi served as the President of the university’s National Society of Black Engineers from 2019 to 2020. She…

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