Alexa Rihana-Abdallah

Why you’re going to love my class

Topics like climate change, waste management and pollutant remediation are close to my heart and very relevant to discuss. You may think what can one person do?

I teach the importance of individual and community action—locally, nationally and globally. It’s all connected, and every accomplishment helps.

Great things for you at UDM
In addition to a great and solid engineering program, you have the opportunity to do co-op. Working in the real world gives you experience and a head start to find a job by the time you graduate. Plus, co-ops are paid.
“We want great things for you” means

We take a real interest in your future. Alumni help secure co-ops for students and jobs for grads. Professors have an open-door policy, are always available and give personal attention to students.

They also participate in activities and sports with students. We look out for each other so UDM feels like one big family.

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I advise students on research topics—one being an onsite water filtration system for our troops so we don’t have to ship bottled water overseas. 
No other professor can say to you
I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, so I understand the cultural challenge our international students face. But I’ve lived here 17 years — it’s great and I like it!