I would advise students to think about how the skills they learned, can be applied...
Make sure you love or can really excel at advanced calculus and physics, because if you can do that, you can do everything else.
The best thing about my UMD experience was collaborating with other graduate students.
Find out if you like doing research
My UMD education enabled me to develop relevant and novel ideas in terms of biomass use for energy production.
I co-founded a biotech startup with other University of Maryland graduate students.
I was thrilled to receive such a generous scholarship that covered virtually all of my tuition, but I was even more grateful that the Clark School provides such generous support to transfer students overall.
Focus, Focus, Focus; or, How I Survived Fluid Dynamics... would be the title of my memoir, should I ever choose to pen one.
My current research focuses on gene therapy, tissue engineering and vaccine development.
UMD gives you broad opportunity to be whatever you want to be.