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An Alumnus Says Asking for Help and Collaborating Is a Sign of Strength

Towards the end of finishing my doctoral work I needed to complete a thermal analysis to help validate my research results. With my degree being in computational electromagnetics, this was far from easy. I had to learn how to use new software in addition to learning a new subject; however my thesis was on the line. After successfully completing the modeling and my dissertation defense, I was very proud of myself. My advisor commented on how proud he was of my efforts in making my dissertation cross-discipline. I felt like I could conquer anything on my own.