Hard work and dedication are extremely important and to be valued.
Conceptualizing a problem, and being able to visualize it, is the first major thing you can do to try to solve it.
'Excelling' in school is not something given to you, but rather what you work for.
Classwork isn’t everything - good grades are important, but don’t let this keep you from getting practical experience and having fun with extracurriculars!
Once I learned about the fascinating work within the field, I knew MSE was for me.
The best thing about being on campus is the people and the social events!
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.
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 primary reason for choosing UMD was because of the incredible STEM advances