Name: Maggie Han
Program: Computer Engineering
Degree you are studying toward: Bachelor of Applied Sciences
Expected year of graduation: 2021
Institution: University of Waterloo
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Fun Facts About Me
If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?:Quiet enough to listen, loud enough to be heard.
Share one fun fact about yourself: I'm part of an A Capella group on campus!
What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?: I want to go on a food tour in every continent (perhaps not Antarctica)
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........?: My dad. His amazing work ethic, determination, and sense of duty to the society is what inspired me to pursue the same path as he did.
Why did you choose your program of study?: I've always enjoyed tinkering around with technology. In my high school robotics class, when I was first introduced to Arduino, I fell in love with all the possibilities that a microcontroller can create. That led to me pursuing a degree incorporating both hardware and software.
What has been your favourite course (in Engineering) and why?: My favourite course so far is discrete math for computer engineers! It's so interesting to delve into the details behind popular cryptography schemes like RSA, and learn the mathematical models behind various data structures and algorithms.
What has been the best part of your Engineering education to date?: The best part of my engineering education to date is Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Days. We competed in challenges relevant to our curriculum in teams and got the chance to design our own project and pitch it to a panel of judges in the end. I had a lot of fun learning new technologies in the short period of time, and applying all the concepts we learned in class for a project. For example, one of the challenge was to build a motor, we used our knowledge of electricity and magnetism to design the motor, then used calculus to optimize for the motor's dimensions. It was very eye-opening to see how these abstract concepts we learned in class fit together for real life applications.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?: I hope to be working on something that I'm passionate about.