Five EECS graduate students are named Siebel Scholars for 2020

L to R: EECS Graduate Admissions Officer Kathleen McCoy, EECS Graduate Officer Leslie Kolodziejski, M. Doga Dogan, Kyungmi Lee, Katie Bacher, Enric Boix, School of Engineering Dean Anantha Chandrakasan. Not pictured: Clinton Wang. Photo: Gretchen Ertl

Anne Stuart | EECS

Five EECS graduate students are among the 2020 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 luncheon and awards ceremony on campus on Oct. 31.

The 2020 Siebel Scholars from EECS are: Katie Bacher, Enric Boix, M. Doga Dugan, Kyungmi Lee, and Clinton Wang.

Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, the MIT students are among 93 Siebel Scholars from 16 leading institutions in the United States, China, France, Italy and Japan.

 “You’re among a very select group of students to receive this honor,” Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, told the students. “Your department heads obviously think very highly of your accomplishments.”

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 1,400 past Siebel Scholars, including about 260 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.

Past Siebel Scholars have launched more than 1,100 products, received at least 370 patents, published nearly 40 books, and founded at least 150 companies, among other achievements, according to the Siebel Scholars Foundation, which administers the program.

MIT’s other 2020 Siebel Scholars include:

  • Alexandra (Allie) Beizer, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Sarah Bening, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Allison (Allie) Brouckman, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Jared Kehe, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Emma Kornetsky, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Graham Leverick, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Lauren Milling, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Hans Nowak, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Lauren Stopfer, Department of Biological Engineering
  • Jon Tham, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Andrea Wallace, Department of Biological Engineering
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