Sixteen grad students named to the Siebel Scholars class of 2020

Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2020 cohort of Siebel Scholars hailing from the world’s top graduate programs in bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy science. They were recognized at a luncheon and awards ceremony on campus on Oct. 31.

“You’re among a very select group of students to receive this honor,” Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, told the students. “Your department heads obviously think very highly of your accomplishments.”

Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, the MIT students are among 93 Siebel Scholars from 16 leading institutions in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan.

Siebel Scholars each receive an award of $35,000 to cover their final year of study. In addition, they will join a community of more than 1,400 past Siebel Scholars, including about 260 from MIT, who serve as advisors to the Thomas and Stacy Siebel Foundation and collaborate “to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems,” according to the foundation.

Past Siebel Scholars have launched more than 1,100 products, received at least 370 patents, published nearly 40 books, and founded at least 150 companies, among other achievements, according to the Siebel Scholars Foundation, which administers the program.

MIT’s 2020 class of Siebel Scholars includes:

  • Katie Bacher, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Alexandra (Allie) Beizer, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Sarah Bening, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Allison (Allie) Brouckman, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Enric Boix, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • M. Doga Dogan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jared Kehe, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Emma Kornetsky, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Kyungmi Lee, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Graham Leverick, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Lauren Milling, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Hans Nowak, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Lauren Stopfer, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Jon Tham, Sloan School of Management
  • Andrea Wallace, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Clinton Wang, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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