Conceptualizing a problem, and being able to visualize it, is the first major thing you can do to try to solve it.
My favorite course is Biomaterials - I discovered I'm incredibly passionate about implants, 3D printed tissue and drug delivery methods. Improving human health is a life-goal of mine.
My primary reason for choosing UMD was because of the incredible STEM advances
UMD feels like home to me - the versatility and flexibility of MSE peaked my interest.
Once I learned about the fascinating work within the field, I knew MSE was for me.
'Excelling' in school is not something given to you, but rather what you work for.
MSE stood out to me over all other engineering majors.
Take advantage of all MSE mentoring opportunities, whether it's mentoring with faculty members or with upper classmen, I've learned a lot of valuable advice about how to succeed in the major
One of the main advantages of MSE over other engineering disciplines is the size, which makes it an extremely supportive and tight-knit community. Materials... is a family, and I believe that’s what makes it different and better than all others!
Never be afraid to work towards your passions.