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Julian Loiacono

Loiacano, Julian-place“UMBC is local, inexpensive, and has a reputation for strong undergraduate STEM programs. A lot of my friends from Centennial HS came here.”

 

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown:
Ellicott City, MD

Campus Activities: Research at TRC with Dr. Fow-sen Choa, UMBC Campus Crusaders for Christ

Why did you choose UMBC?
UMBC is local, inexpensive, and has a reputation for strong undergraduate STEM programs. A lot of my friends from Centennial HS came here.

What do you love about UMBC?
Some of the scenery at UMBC is unparalleled by other local institutions. For example the CERA (Conservation and Environmental Research Areas) trail, Pig Pen pond, that hill across from Erickson Hall and through the gate. Also, the skyline of Baltimore is visible from certain vantage points on the north end of campus, the seventh floor of the library and the 24/7 Performing Arts Building.

What would you say to a prospective student?
Though UMBC is primarily a school for serious academics, fun times can be had if one is persistent enough.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
Digital Signal Processing with Dr. Michael Novey. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Dr. Fow-sen Choa.

Have you participated in URCAD (Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day)?
Look for my presentation “High-voltage, High-power, Inductive Load Drivers with IGBT-based Circuits” at URCAD this year!

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
Cheaper, better music synthesis with FPGAs. [field-programmable gate arrays]

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