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Jian Qin

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

My job is to help people to understand how common polymeric materials, like plastics and silly putty,...

Tess Hatch

MS ’17

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, went to the high school I attended years before me.

Zina Jawadi

Coterminal MS Candidate


Robert Fulghum’s book is famously titled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I say, “...

Assistant Professor

Computer Science, Electrical Engineering

In Iran, where I grew up, there are many female engineers and I never really doubted my ability to...

Kate Gasparro

PhD Candidate

Civil & Environmental Engineering

I’m actually a third-generation civil engineer.

Ellen Ochoa

MS ’81, PhD ’85

Electrical Engineering

I was in Mission Control during the Columbia disaster in 2003.

B.S.H. ’19


We met a patient the other day who was about 3 years old.

Kolade Adebowale

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering

During my junior year in college, I met a few people who had been diagnosed with HIV. I was inspired by...

Flora Mechentel

PhD Candidate

Aeronautics and Astronautics

As a child, I loved watching planes and visiting busy airports.

Jeannette Bohg

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

One evening, last summer, I sat by a small fire along with about 20 high school girls from around the...