Melinda Piket-May
Melinda Piket-May
Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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  • Kritika, Ghaziabad, India asked Melinda Piket-May, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Added Friday, April 19, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Hello Maam, I am Kritika, and I am pursuing electrical and electronics engineering. I am a 4th year B.Tech. student. I really found your story inspirational because at some point of time I also thought to drop out of electrical engineering, but now I am preparing a masters in electrical engineering. Actually I really think that I have not got enough guidance to learn what real engineering is all about. The main focus over here is on theoretical knowledge which is very boring. I want to learn ...
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  • Tanima, California asked Melinda Piket-May, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Added Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Hi Melinda, Firstly I just want to say that your story has been very inspirational to me and I'm sure it is influential for many, many more bright young women looking to pursue engineering degrees. My cousin has been constantly trying to dissuade me from pursuing engineering, especially electrical engineering because he happens to be a manager at an electrical power plant, and he quite frankly has told me he doesn't see me as the type of person to be working in such "man-dominated" ...
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    Melinda Piket-May, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Answered Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Hi Tanima, 

    Electrical engineering is so much more than power plants!  You can study almost anything with an engineering degree and I highly recommend you explore it.  It can vary depending on what school you choose to attend, but to ...

  • Atiqa, UAE asked Eileen Woods, E.D.W. Associates,Inc.

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    I want to go into engineering but am a little doubtful about which branch of engineering I take. I was hoping you could help me. I would like to go into a field that allows me to build and experiment but mostly mechanical stuff, so that I can build machines (not big ones) and will also be able to design its software. For example, if I were to build a robot (a very simple one) I would like to know how to control it, how to input into it or a remote that controls it to go forward or backward. I ...
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    Melinda Piket-May, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:09 AM
    What an exciting thing to want to get involved in. It sounds like mechanical engineering is what you might want to go into or, depending on the school, possibly electrical engineering. You should investigate the schools you are interested in and see ...
  • Priyadeep, India asked Melinda Piket-May, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    i am currently a second year student of bachelors in electronics and electrical communication engineering in india, however, i am still confused about my future career options. whether i should do further studies after my engineering or should i do a job. and if i do a job, what kind of job aspects are there for me? i have read the following core courses as a part of my degree till now- analog electronic circuits, network analysis and synthesis, communication systems, signals and systems, ...
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    Melinda Piket-May, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:09 AM
    HI It is a big decision whether to go on the graduate school or go to work. I would encourage you greatly to stay in school and at least get a masters degree if possible. It will open many more doors for you than a bachelor of science. You sound as ...