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Sixteen grad students named to the Siebel Scholars class of 2019

MIT students from the fields of bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy science receive the prestigious awards.
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Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for a luncheon honoring MIT’s 2019 Siebel Scholars.
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Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for a luncheon honoring MIT’s 2019 Siebel Scholars.
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The Siebel Scholars Foundation rewards top students in some of the world's most prestigious business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science graduate programs.
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The Siebel Scholars Foundation rewards top students in some of the world's most prestigious business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science graduate programs.
Credits:
Photo: Peter Gumaskas

Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2019 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 Nov. 13.

Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, the select MIT students are among 96 students from 16 leading institutions that participate in the 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 1,200 past Siebel Scholars, including more than 245 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 2019 Siebel Scholars, selected by the deans of their respective schools, include:

  • Daniel Barnes, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Ryan Bradley, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Nichole Clarke, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Breanna DiAndreth, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Claire Duvallet, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Logan Engstrom, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Alireza Fallah, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Linyi Gao, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Manu Kumar, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Yancan “Lydia” Li, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • James Mawdsley, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Andrew Mullen, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Alyssa Murray, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Gregory O’Sullivan, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Ian Schneider, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
  • Asmamaw Wassie, Department of Biological Engineering

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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