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Eric Williams (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

Chemical Engineering
New Mexico State University

Where are you from? 

 Las Cruces, NM

Where did you go to College?

 New Mexico State University

What is your major?

 Chemical engineering

  What is your minor?

 N/A

What are your research interest(s)?

 Advanced materials and process design

What are your Interests outside of school and research?  What do you like to do for FUN?

 Ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, paintball, kayaking, wood working, video games, board games, bar hopping with a bunch of friends

 How did you hear about the ACCESS program? Why did you apply?

 My department head thought it would be something I would enjoy. At the time, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to do more school or work right out of college.

What were some interesting/fun things you did at ACCESS and/or people you met?

 The duck tour of Boston, that was a blast. 

What was your favorite part of the weekend and why?

 Hanging out with the grad students around Boston. They were a fun group, we had a good time.

Do you think you benefitted from the program – did it help you in any way? Why or why not?

 Most definitely, I was able to finally put a finger on what graduate school would be like.

Prior to attending ACCESS, did you have plans to apply for Graduate School? How did ACCESS impact your decision?

 I was considering it, but didn't know much about it. It showed me what kinds of graduate opportunities were available.

 Are you planning on applying to/attending Graduate School now?  If so where?

 No, but it has more to do with my co-op experience than anything else. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  10 years?

 5 years - working for a company, a project engineer, 10 years - working for a company, a lead solutions engineer