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Sixteen MIT grad students are named to the Siebel Scholars class of 2018

MIT students from bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy science fields receive the prestigious awards.
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Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for a luncheon honoring MIT’s 2018 Siebel Scholars.
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Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2018 cohort of Siebel Scholars hailing from the world’s top graduate programs in bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy science.

Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, the select MIT students are among 95 students from 28 institutions participating in the Siebel Scholars program.  

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 1,100 past Siebel Scholars, including more than 230 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.

MIT’s 2018 Siebel Scholars, chosen by the deans of their respective schools and honored at a recent luncheon on the MIT campus, are:

  • Mazdak Abulnaga, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Neerja Aggarwal ’16, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Reginald Avery, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Shuvo Banerjee, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Avery Beach, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Eric Bersin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Barry Brudny ’14, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Santiago Correa Echavarria, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Faye Cheng, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Jaideep Dudani, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Marco Miotti, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)
  • Rohit Ramchandani, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Deena Rennerfeldt, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Gladynel Saavedra, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Tahoura Samad, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Yu Wang, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Established by the Siebel Foundation in 2000, the Siebel Scholars program provides grants to outstanding students at top graduate schools in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan.

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