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Meet the Discovery Scholars

Artem Korolev

Artem Korolev
Major: Computer Science
Sophmore
artemko1@umbc.edu


Where did you go to high school?
Richard Montgomery High School

When and why did you decide you wanted to attend UMBC?
I decided to go to UMBC in the summer of 2012 because I wanted the experience of living away from home and living on campus.

How did you hear about the Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community (DS LLC)?
I hear about the DS LLC through the UMBC/OUE website.

Why did you decide to participate in the DS LLC?
I was unsure of my major and what I wanted to do with my life.

Did you know anyone else in Discovery Scholars when you started? Have you made friends through the program?
I didn’t know anyone except Michael Wu when I first came, but I’ve made many friends during the year.

What was the most interesting thing that happened during your first year at UMBC?
I learned a lot about myself and matured a little bit along the way.

What was your favorite part of being part of Discovery Scholars?
My favorite part of being part of Discovery Scholars was meeting classmates with similar interests and experiences.

In what ways did the DS LLC experience help you at UMBC?
As I mentioned above, it helped me mature and made me start thinking about my future more.

Would you recommend DS LLC to other new UMBC students?
Yes.

Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?
My favorite video games are Halo, Pokemon and Persona. I have a feverish passion for 90's cartoons and I'll do just about anything for steak and watermelon.