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
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.
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.
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!
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.
MSE stood out to me over all other engineering majors.
Hard work and dedication are extremely important and to be valued.
Classwork isn’t everything - good grades are important, but don’t let this keep you from getting practical experience and having fun with extracurriculars!