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…