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|Alan's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) Great professors who are at the top of research in their fields.
2) Great educational opportunities in the honors program, with a sense of community among the students
3) Undergraduate labs that are well-equipped
Advice to Incoming Students:
Get involved in research early if you can through summer programs or the undergraduate research office. It is a great experience to see what professors are working on "behind the scenes."
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"As a prospective student, I took a tour of some of the labs in the A.V. Williams building at the University of Maryland and got really excited by the research that was going on at Maryland. Also, the scholarship offer I got from the University was pretty attractive.
I worked in the Intelligent Servosystems Lab in ISR on a project to develop a system to allow simultaneous localization and mapping for a robot using the campus wireless network. The goal was to make the robot able to navigate through its environment, mapping out the signal strength of the network with a minimum of initial assumptions about the network.
In addition to the great educational opportunity that the departmental honors program provided, I am grateful for the sense of community among the students. The student body is very diverse, with lots of international students. Everyone is very eager to help if you have questions.
All the professors I had were very committed to the education of their students. They are friendly and very approachable if you have questions.
Also, the undergraduate labs were very well equipped. I was especially excited about the open circuit lab in the Kim Building.
My concentration was in control systems.
Outside of the classroom, I was head of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus, which is a Catholic fraternity, and I was very involved with the Catholic Student Center. I was active in the fencing club. I also enjoy cooking.
I decided to attend graduate school after finishing my degree at Maryland. After graduate school, I may work for NASA or in private industry."
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