MEET THE STUDENTS
|Sathya's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) Excellent professors and faculty members who are helpful and accessible
2) The availability of Honors Classes in the 300 Levels
3) The MERIT undergraduate research program
Advice to Incoming Students:
Be involved. Take part in as many different activities as possible without neglecting your studies. If possible, be a part of the department's honors program. That's where I made most of my friends at Maryland. Lastly, don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"I was interested in engineering from an early age because of the opportunities I had to see my dad at work. My dad was a marine engineer and when I was about 3 years old, I first entered his workplace—a ship—and remember being instantly fascinated by the technology at work in it. Apart from that, I was really good at math and science.
I was interested in Maryland because the ranking was very good. I was also thrilled about the diversity of the student body.
Most professors in ECE are good teachers and like the students to learn and participate in class. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed. It is up to the student to make the most of it, which is something I really liked.
The program is extremely challenging and there is a broad scope of opportunities to learn a lot.
Outside the classroom, I loved watching and playing basketball and football. I liked the Campus Recreation Center and I constantly worked out there. Apart from that, I was a part of a few intramural teams and honors societies.
The thing I appreciate most at Maryland was that there is an emphasis on an all around development of the student during the four years of college. I also feel that the University does a good job of providing abundant opportunities in a variety of fields.
After graduating, I went on to work in a full time position with Intel. The ECE program gave me an excellent education, a great starting point for my new career in industry."
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