MEET THE STUDENTS
|Wayne's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
1) The challenging curriculum
2) The diverse research expertise of the faculty
3) The opportunities to grow as a person
Advice to Incoming Students:
It is important to get involved in volunteer activities and to reach out to others, because these things enhance your academic experience and build character. Stand firm on your dreams regardless of the obstacles that may come your way. Persistence and determination are two important ingredients to the recipe of success.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"The reputation and the symbol of pride attracted me to the University of Maryland Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. I wanted to be in a place that would challenge and encourage me to rise to new heights as an individual. The students that attend the ECE department are very diverse both culturally and in terms of their academic skill set. The professors are demanding and truly prepare you for the road ahead. The atmosphere of the ECE department is one of great expectations, which are very much attainable with hard work and dedication.
The University of Maryland's ECE Department is a place that has the ability to transform you into an engineer who is well prepared to confront the world with new and innovative ideas.
My area of study was Electrical Engineering with a focus on Signal Processing. I did research on campus with the Human Computer Interaction Lab. The goal of this lab is to develop technology for children to enhance learning and interaction.
I have been actively involved with the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, an organization dedicated to reaching high school students to get them excited about pursuing studies in the fields of science and engineering. I was an instructor for a LEGO robotics Saturday Academy for approximately twenty children ranging in grades from 6th through 8th. I have also maintained high academic honors and have received certificates for academic excellence and student leadership through the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering.
Outside the classroom, I enjoyed playing tennis and writing poetry, which I hope to one day publish in a book. The thing I enjoyed most is spending time with my family.
The ECE Department not only focuses on learning about the theoretical concepts of design and application but also on the ethical issues that confront every engineer. I feel that my efforts can have a global impact because humans and technology are not two separate entities; rather they must function and collaborate as one."
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