Conceptualizing a problem, and being able to visualize it, is the first major thing you can do to try to solve it.
The best thing about the Clark School is the quantity of opportunities available - I've had to learn how to turn down opportunities because there are so many to choose from!
Never be afraid to work towards your passions.
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.
Once I learned about the fascinating work within the field, I knew MSE was for me.
Hard work and dedication are extremely important and to be valued.
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!
Don't be afraid to be spontaneous. While it's good to have plans for the future, it's impossible to be aware of every opportunity that you'll encounter - take a risk and follow your intuition.
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.