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|Celine's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) The programs and research groups are among the best in the US
2) The cultural diversity of students and faculty helps you learn about a lot of cultures from all around the globe
3) The staff are friendly
Advice to Incoming Students:
Students should try to take the most benefit from the great learning opportunities offered at Maryland, and if they have good time management skills, they should not miss the fun activities that this campus offers. A good thing to do would be to talk to other students who already attend the University of Maryland and learn from their experiences in this community.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the Lebanese American University. After more than 3 years of work experience in Lebanon, I was looking for good universities in the proximity to Washington DC, and I found that Maryland had a highly ranked engineering school.
I enrolled in the graduate program focusing in Computer Engineering, and was part of the DSPCAD research group at Maryland. My work focused on embedded applications and the architecture of low power wireless sensor networks.
Graduate students in ECE are smart and hard working. Most of them were the top students in their undergraduate studies. This yields to many interesting discussions in the classroom, and many valuable ideas to consider.
I have also really become more open to people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Most professors have accomplished great achievements and won many awards, they do have a lot of work but are always available for help when students need it.
I liked being a TA, doing research, and taking courses. Outside the classroom, I never missed a chance to participate in fun activities. As a member of ECE Graduate Student Association, we organized several academic and social events where graduate students get together and had a good time. I was also a member of the Lebanese Student Organization, and we participated in some cultural events on campus. I occasionally attended basketball games, went to the Hoff Theater, participated in a weekly Bible study group, enjoyed coffee hours, and sometimes just hung out with friends on campus, in downtown College Park, or took the metro to DC.
Tthe ECE department was helpful in organizing career fairs and seminars, where students can talk directly to people from both areas.
Maryland is a good place to acquire state of the art knowledge while enjoying it. I truly appreciated the overall experience of being in the ECE department."
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