ECEGSA Earns 2006 Golden Geese Award
The ECE Graduate Student Association (ECEGSA) received the 2006 Golden Geese Award. Each year, the award is given to recognize a graduate student group that does the most to assist fellow students in their adjustment, matriculation, and retention in graduate school.
The ECEGSA received the award based on the number and quality of programs provided, the group’s focus on supporting fellow graduate students, and the ECEGSA’s efforts to foster student community. In addition to an award plaque, the ECEGSA will enjoy a pizza party in their honor.
The name of the Golden Geese Award is inspired by the collective behavior of geese. When geese fly south for the winter, they fly in a “V” formation. This formation helps each bird improve their lift by as much as 70 percent, affording a greater flying range as a group than would be possible alone. Graduate students who share a common direction and a sense of community can achieve their goals much quicker because they have the support of one another. This award seeks to recognize and applaud this behavior.
The ECEGSA sponsors a weekly seminar and coffee hour as well as social outings and career fairs. Their current president is Mainak Sen. Learn more about the ECEGSA at: http://www.ece.umd.edu/ecegsa/.
May 8, 2006