Incoming graduate students explain why they chose Cornell ECE during the Electrical and Computer Engineering New Graduate Student Welcome Reception, August 25, 2014.
Cornell Engineers Ray Li and Michael Ndubuisi are breaking the rules to push the limits of imagination. An earlier incarnation of SoundSpace, (called Aura), won the Bright Idea Award from ECE’s Innovation Competition in the winter of 2013.
"I chose ECE over the other fields offered in engineering because I love technology. I find incredible beauty in the products of Computer Engineering, whether they are as simple as the first calculator or as complicated as the modern computer."
"Electronics are such a large part of our lives and have always been of interest to me. I chose ECE because it gives me opportunities to go out and create things that are cutting-edge and widespread—things we all use everyday."
"I chose Cornell ECE because of the competitive, yet collaborative environment fostered by the faculty and students. The department’s broad range of interdisciplinary research topics and its excellent facilities make it a world-class program."
"I chose ECE over other fields because it's inherently useful in the real world. After using computers for most of my life, I realized I wanted to find out not just how they worked, but why they did, and how I could make them better."
"I chose ECE because I wanted to learn how technology works and one day be able to improve it. It's just great knowing that I will be able to apply my skills to medical devices, rockets to go to Mars, or anything else that I would want to do."
"I initially came to Cornell to study biological engineering because I wanted to pursue my interest in biosensors and bioimaging. Once I got here, I found out that there's actually a lot more flexibility to do that inside of an ECE major."
"I choose ECE because I am able to combine my interest in programming and computing with my love of physics, math, and science. ECE has such a strong foundation in the physical sciences along with endless real world applications."
"Cornell has its own special acronym for ECE: 'ECEs Can Do Everything.' The ECE program exposes students to an unparalleled variety of fields, and the multitude of career paths that ECE opens really impressed me."