EECS graduate students are named Siebel Scholars for 2019

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:45pm

L to R: EECS Professor and Graduate Officer Leslie Kolodziejski, Nichole Clar, Alireza Fallah, and James Mawdsley. Not pictured: Logan Engstrom, Andrew Mullen. Photo: Peter Gumaskas

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Five EECS 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 among 16 MIT Siebel Scholars recognized at a recent luncheon and awards ceremony.

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, selected by the deans of their respective schools, 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.

The 2019 EECS Siebel Scholars include: 

  • Nichole Clarke
  • Logan Engstrom
  • Alireza Fallah
  • James Mawdsley
  • Andrew Mullen

Additional MIT 2019 Siebel Scholars, from the Department of Biological Engineering (BE), the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), and the MIT Sloan School of Management, include:

  • Daniel Barnes, MIT Sloan
  • Ryan Bradley, MIT Sloan
  • Breanna DiAndreth, BE
  • Claire Duvallet, BE
  • Linyi Gao, BE
  • Manu Kumar, BE
  • Yancan (Lydia) Li, MIT Sloan
  • Alyssa Murray, MIT Sloan
  • Gregory O’Sullivan, MIT Sloan
  • Ian Schneider, IDSS
  • Asmamaw Wassie, BE

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.

For another version of this story, please visit the MIT News website.