MEET THE STUDENTS
|Mike's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) The classes
2) The professors
3) Student life
Advice to Incoming Students:
Ask questions! Find a professor you like and ask them about their work. ECE is a big program at Maryland and there are a lot ways for undergraduates to get involved. There are a lot of great people who want to help you learn and develop.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"The appeal of an in-state school with a competitive program drew me to Maryland. I also knew many students who were in the ECE program and they told me how much they were enjoying their studies.
I studied Computer Engineering, and was especially interested in embedded computing and architectures. I was a member of the ECE Honors program, which means that I participated in smaller lectures (12-20 people) with a different professor and had the opportunity to go over more material and often times more in depth. Being a part of the ECE Honors program allowed me to have great personal contact with great professors.
The professors in ECE encourage participation in classes. They push students to think for themselves and give freedom on assignments. The professors put the time in to ensure that students learn the material before the exam.
Being a student at Maryland taught me not to be afraid to be wrong. It only helps you learn.
I learned the value of participation and making a good impression on my professors and fellow students.
The student body in the ECE department is very diverse. There are students from all kinds of socio-economic backgrounds, different parts of the United States and different countries. There are so many friendly people who make classes into communities. I have never had trouble making friends in my classes or forming groups for studying.
My main commitment outside of the classroom was my fraternity. I was a leader in a social fraternity on campus and devoted many hours to ensure that the organization ran smoothly. I feel that the program here allows students to be contributing members in campus life instead of dominating their time with work.
I decided to attend graduate school in ECE at Maryland after I completed my undergraduate coursework. I want to help develop products that make people's lives easier and preserve the environment. Low power computing systems that are powerful and portable are an emerging field and I want to be part of it. It is the future of communication for this world and will make the planet that much smaller and more interconnected."
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