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Correspondent — 2017

I had the privilege of profiling 10 MIT graduate students. As you'll see, each have unique backgrounds and significant accomplishments. Read about budding researchers, emerging entrepreneurs, a Dominican chemist, an Iranian synthetic biologist, a U.S. Navy Officer turned political scientist, an architect researcher, a father thwarting cyberterrorism, a couple of aerospace engineers with interests outside of flying machines, and a French economist that loves people more than numbers, to name a few. There are students already with major publications and, of course, students at the cusp of their potential — people you'll want to watch as they step into the professional world. 

View the full list here or scroll down. 

After a mid-career jump to academia, PhD student Jim Magarian now analyzes engineering workforce issues.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
October 1, 2017

MBA student Meghan McCormick leads a venture that helps African youth develop small businesses.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
September 17, 2017

PhD student works at the intersection of urban planning and computer science.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
September 5, 2017

Outside of the chemistry lab, PhD candidate Tsehai Grell works to make MIT more inclusive for grad students.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
August 22, 2017

Erik Sand brings a perspective shaped by eight years of service in the U.S. Navy to his doctoral studies.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
August 7, 2017

Graduate student Alpha Yacob Arsano wants to bring natural ventilation to the forefront of modern architecture.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News Office 
July 24, 2017

PhD student Reginald Avery is developing an injectable material that patches ruptured blood vessels.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
July 11, 2017

PhD student Aicha Ben Dhia studies France’s labor market from the perspective of local job-seekers.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
June 29, 2017

PhD student Fahim Farzadfard engineers cells to record “memories” of past events.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
June 20, 2017

MIT graduate student connects the business, engineering, and human elements of producing aerospace technology.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent 
June 1, 2017

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