Samuel Obeng

2026

Newark, New Jersey

Academic Interests

Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science

Fun Fact

I once fasted for three days straight (for religious reasons)

My hobbies consist of playing basketball and soccer, working out, watching anime, and listening to gospel music. On campus, I'm on the executive board for DukeAfrica and NSBE. I chose Mechanical Engineering as a major because I enjoy designing tangible objects (more so products rather than buildings/structures), and I'm able to take an idea in my head and bring it to life, making it something I can touch, see, and use.

What do you like about being a SPIRE Fellow?

What I like most about being a SPIRE Fellow: I enjoy the close-knit community and support that SPIRE offers. It's a family that reminds me that I'm not alone in my college journey and have people on my side rooting for me to succeed and grow. It's empowering to be a SPIRE Fellow.

Samuel Obeng
Samuel Obeng