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|Alex's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) Size and scope of the department
2) Research opportunities
3) Opportunity to take small classes as part of the ECE Honors Program
Advice to Incoming Students:
I would suggest that new students take advantage of the size of both the ECE Department and the University. There are a lot of opportunities available in both, but nobody is going to hold your hand or force you to take advantage of them. It takes a little individual initiative.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"Maryland's Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers a selective and rigorous program inside a large public research university.
You get a lot of options that you might not have at other places, like different elective classes to take, chances to do research with faculty, different people to hang out with, and lots of special programs and clubs to choose from.
I got involved in research with Professor Ghodssi's Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Lab first as part of a summer program, and then as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. I am currently doing research at the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab where I am working on a micro-motor project. I am also a member of the Hinman CEOs Program, which is a living-learning entrepreneurship program, and a participant in both the University and EE Honors Programs.
At a big school like Maryland, you will find a diverse variety of both students and professors.
Outside the classroom, I enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking and camping and was also interested in following current events and reading about subjects like history or economics. In addition, I was a big football fan.
I want to make a positive and definite contribution to society, hopefully by starting or furthering a business that allows people to do things in a better way or contributes to greater human understanding."
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