Cornell Engineering student MariaMajor: electrical & computer engineering
Hometown: Washington, NJ

Why did you choose Cornell University and/or Cornell Engineering?
The academic rigor! Every course I have taken has been challenging and rewarding; the quality of the professors and their teaching reflects the standards to which Cornell students are held.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
The availability of tools to help you succeed. From office hours to the career center, the college is invested in both your success as a student and your future plans.

How do you get involved outside the classroom?
My favorite extracurricular activity is serving as a Teaching Assistant for Electrical Engineering courses. It is fun to help your peers understand material you enjoy, and it allows you to form closer relationships with professors. I am also a member of Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) engineering project team, which has provided me with invaluable field experience, friendships, and the opportunity to play on an intramural soccer team. I serve as President of Cornell’s chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, which has allowed me to connect with my peers and alumni.