Deko Ricketts, an electrical engineering and computer engineering undergraduate, talks about a day in the life as a WashU student.
In mind, body and character, WashU has changed my life. Here, I am more than a student in pursuit of an electrical engineering degree. As an 800- (meter) runner, working with Coach (Jeff) Stiles has redefined my view of success, and I look to his definition in all walks of life. His culture carried me to All-American, but what it has done for me off the track is monumental in comparison.
“WashU teaches us not to wait for it, but to ride toward it. The culture, the type of student that WashU creates, the professors’ belief that we as students will change the world — the aura in these walls is intoxicating.”
The Associate Provost at WashU, Dr. (Dedric) Carter, challenged me to be innovative, entrepreneurial and collaborative during my time at WashU. Working with Professor (Parag) Banerjee last year, I tasted innovation, researching novel methods for third-generation solar cells. I took Dr. Carter’s challenge head on this year, developing a small startup company with a few colleagues to design an interactive volumetric display that, if indeed possible, could blur the barrier between reality and the digital world. The WashU environment fundamentally fosters greatness at every level, in every person that walks across the Quad. Read more: https://engineering.wustl.edu/our-school/leadership/offices/marketing-communications/magazine/Pages/a-day-in-the-life.aspx
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