Roundup: EECS student awards, prizes, and fellowships, 2019-2020

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:15pm

MIT's newest Schwarzman Scholars include (clockwise from top right) EECS seniors Jessica Quaye and Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi, and EECS alumna Jessica Wang '16, MEng '17 (also pictured: biology major Mariam Dogar). Photo: Courtesy of Schwarzman Scholars

EECS Staff

EECS undergraduates and graduate students regularly win major scholarships, fellowships, and awards. Following is a sampling of EECS student honors from the 2019-2020 academic year

Rising Stars in EECS: Two EECS PhD students —  Andrea Lincoln and Emily Toomey — were among four MIT women selected to participate in the prestigious Rising Stars in EECS 2019 academic-careers workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rhodes Scholars: Three EECS students are among five from MIT who have been selected for the 2020 cohort of the Rhodes Scholarship program. Francisca Vasconcelos, Billy Andersen Woltz, and Megan Yamoah will begin fully funded postgraduate studies at Oxford University in the U.K. in the fall of 2020.

Schwarzman Scholars: EECS seniors Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi and Jessica Quaye, along with alumna Jessica Wang ’16, MEng, have been named Schwarzman Scholars. They will join other Schwarzman Scholars from around the world in Beijing, China, in August 2020, when they'll begin a one-year master’s-degree program in global affairs at Tsinghua University.

Siebel Scholars: Five EECS graduate students — Katie Bacher, Enric Boix, M. Doga Dugan, Kyungmi Lee, and Clinton Wang — were among 16 from MIT named to the 2020 cohort of Siebel Scholars. Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, Siebel Scholars each receive an award of $35,000 to cover their final year of study.

Rising Stars in EECS: Two EECS PhD students —  Andrea Lincoln and Emily Toomey — were among four MIT women selected to participate in the prestigious Rising Stars in EECS 2019 academic-careers workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.