"The modern, hands-on, industry relatable engineering curriculum at UB as well as the stellar faculty convinced me to make UB my home for my four years of college."
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Level of Study: BS, Class of 2017
Why did you choose to study electrical engineering?
In the course of human history, there has never been a time when technology and engineering have had more significance or prominence over the prevailing practices and systems. In a world with limited resources and a growing population, our very survival is dependent on our abilities to create, innovate and finally to implement, which is exactly what I hope I will be able to do after graduating from UB.
What are your areas of interest in EE?
My areas of interest are robotics, automation, power and energy.
What makes UB Electrical Engineering special?
One cannot attempt to solve the most pressing problems of the world without first experiencing the world for themselves. I found the diverse, multicultural and enthusiastic community at UB to be extremely conducive to this end. The modern, hands-on, industry relatable engineering curriculum at UB as well as the stellar faculty convinced me to make UB my home for my four years of college.
A favorite memory of your experiences in engineering thus far?
While working as a Traction Power Intern at AECOM in the summer of 2015, I had the rare opportunity of a field visit to the 2nd Avenue Subway construction site. It was a truly humbling experience walking on the subway tracks and around the massive underground tunnels, seeing multi-billion dollars’ worth of hardware being used and installed, all while a massive bustling Manhattan worked away above. Knowing that I had been part of the design process, a small but essential piece of a grander puzzle, made me truly respect and admire the profession of engineers and the many great feats of engineering that the human race has accomplished.
What are your plans following graduation?
I would like a career where I can pursue integrated system design, allowing me to use my knowledge of machines and electrical systems to plan and construct complicated systems. This could range from things like electric vehicles and autonomous robotics to megawatt level distribution system for commercial and industrial applications. This will give me a pretty broad spectrum to keep myself continuously engaged.