Jennifer is pursuing a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Math. She is in the SMU rowing team, Theta Tau, Ballroom Dance Club, and as the Intramural's Chair for SWE, VP of Internal Affairs & Conference Chair for APES, Historian of Engineering Floor Hall Council, and the Special Events Chair for NRHH.
The Lyle School of Engineering offers ABET accredited degrees in electrical engineering covering core technology topics in areas such as biomedical engineering, communications and information technology, control systems, digital signal processing, computer vision, lasers, optoelectronics, electromagnetic theory and microwave electronics, circuit, and VLSI design. As you can see there are a ton of different paths you can take while studying at SMU. I personally love how my degree can cover a broad range of topics from circuits to embedded systems. I could literally do anything that I wanted with an EE degree in any field.
What is so great about the Lyle School of Engineering is that they really care about their students. I chose the Lyle School of Engineering because of the one-on-one time that the students get with the professors. The class sizes are really small and the professors truly care about each and every student. Most importantly the professors don’t try to weed anyone out like most other larger universities.
For example, I had Dr. Marc Christensen as a professor for my first year at the Lyle School of Engineering. He truly was the one who guided me in the path that I chose and has been there with me every step up the way, but he has definitely not been an exception. Every single professor in the Engineering School has been a great mentor and friend throughout my entire college experience.
Being located at the center of Dallas also means SMU has several connections with big-name companies. I have been lucky enough to intern at Raytheon for the past three summers where I have worked on radar systems integration and the production and sustainability of thermal weapons sight. I was able to travel to a military base in Huntsville, AL last summer in order to run field tests on some of our units and was there for approximately three weeks. It is during moments like these that I am most glad I chose SMU.
Overall, SMU has been a great place to live and learn for the past few years. I will be studying abroad the fall semester of my junior year in Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne. It is experiences like these which truly make the Lyle School of Engineering unique.
I highly suggest you learn more about the EE department by checking out their site. Just click here to go visit it.