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Research Seminars

“Mandatory meetings are nice to have the opportunity to hear different sides of mechanical engineers.”
“I was already interested in bioengineering before, so these seminars added to my knowledge and interest in the field.”
“They have opened my eyes in the applications of mechanical engineering to the world. Most importantly, they have showed the capabilities and capacity of engineers to do good and improve the welfare of the overall public. I have gained a lot of respect for the profession and it continues to grow.”
“All of the seminars were interesting for the most part and helped provide a broader view about possible focus fields for me in the future.”
“I really enjoyed the seminars. I find them both interesting and very useful. They have verified my interest in bioengineering.”
“The seminars gave me insight into what engineering research can cover and gave me confidence to consider bioengineering.”

“The seminar about heart valves was very technical and mostly biology, less engineering.”

“The seminars are always interesting but it would be exciting to have a seminar purely on robotics.”

“I wish UMBC would bring in speakers that are employed in the workforce and not just researchers.”

“The best seminar was thermoelectric materials. This is something I am interested in as a career. Do more seminars that aren’t just bio related.”
“The seminars are geared toward grad students and above (that’s what it feels like) so a lot of the terminology they were using
went right over my head.”

“The seminars had a lot of good information. However, as a freshman it was hard to follow. The September seminar was very hard to follow. Again, lots of information. And technology and terms were assumed we knew what they were when we did not.”

“Seeing the applications of bioengineering really encourages me to find a career in medical devices because I can contribute to improving the lives of others.”

“I really like attending these seminars because they give examples of work engineers can do; most of the time they are of examples I have never thought of before either.”

“I though the seminars were very effective, as I learned a lot from these great researchers. It exposed me to topics I was not aware of before.”

“I really enjoyed the talks. It’s great to see real applications of engineering. We learn a bunch of theoretical stuff in class. It’s good to see that there are applications for what we are studying.”

“These seminars have shown me the practical and beneficial contributions engineering is able to offer to make lives a bit easier in the future.”

“The seminar is kind of boring.”