ECE Telecommunications Program Presents 2018-2019 Graduate Student Awards

On Monday, February 25th, a select group of graduate students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Master’s in Telecommunications program (ENTS), as well as one of the ENTS instructors, received various awards during ENTS Career Day for outstanding academic performance and service to the program.  

2018-2019 Recipients:

Distinguished Student Award

The award bestows the prestigious recognition of the highest academic accomplishment of his or her current class. The recipients this year were:

Sharan Erukulla

Yichi Zhang

Academic Scholarship

This Scholarship is a departmental award recognizing outstanding academic performance.  The Master’s in Telecommunications Academic Scholarship seeks to highlight student academic excellence through financial award and prestigious recognition. The recipients this year were:

Boxuan Chen

Ankit Nilesh Kothari

Yingkai Tang

Romil Miteshkumar Gandhi

Xinyue Ni

Barok Yoseph Imana

Student Service Award

The ENTS Student Service Award is given based on service to the Program, Department, College, or University. Through his or her initiatives, esprit-de-corps, and leadership - all in all, going above and beyond the status quo - the ideal awardee will have made a clear, positive impact on the Program's community. The recipient this year was:

Jimit Gandhi

Directors' Choice for Scholarly Excellence Award

This award recognizes outstanding academic performance in the Master’s in Telecommunications Program. The recipient this year was:

Nariman Torkzaban

Instructor Award

The ENTS Instructor Teaching Award is given based on consistent and exceptionally high-quality teaching. Through his or her efforts, expert knowledge, and caring for students, altogether going above and beyond the Program’s standards of excellence, the ideal awardee will have made a patently positive contribution to teaching and learning. The recipient this year was:

Jeff McKinney

The ENTS Career Day included an ENTS Alumni panel, where students were able to ask questions and seek advice from UMD ENTS alumni.

“We are grateful to Rekha Zacharia from Amazon, Gautham Bharadwaj from Hughes Networks Systems, Sakina Ali from Global Wireless Solutions, and Vishnu Chandrasenan from Cisco who attended Career Day to provide guidance and advice to our students,” says Alejandra Mercado, Associate Director of the ENTS Program.

Following the awards ceremony, Ms. Jennifer Peters, Juniper Networks, gave a Juniper Networks Career Advice Seminar about successful resume writing and interviewing skill development.

The event included lunch, and the opportunity to talk to the alumni and to Ms. Peters.

Published February 28, 2019