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!
Once I learned about the fascinating work within the field, I knew MSE was for me.
UMD feels like home to me - the versatility and flexibility of MSE peaked my interest.
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
If your plan of attack isn't working, don’t keep doing the same thing expecting a different result... the goal is to work smarter, not harder.
Classwork isn’t everything - good grades are important, but don’t let this keep you from getting practical experience and having fun with extracurriculars!
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.
MSE stood out to me over all other engineering majors.
Hard work and dedication are extremely important and to be valued.