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Undergraduate Profile: Valerie Chen (MY ‘20)

Undergraduate Profile: Valerie Chen (MY ‘20)

Valerie Chen (MY ’20) is no ordinary computer scientist. Motivated by the applications and impact of technology, as well as the difficult questions surrounding building intelligent systems, Chen has conducted research on these fronts, collecting prestigious awards from the White

Cady Van Assendelft (SM ’19)

Cady Van Assendelft (SM ’19)

“I’ve basically known that I want to do physics for probably a decade now,” said Cady van Assendelft, a senior intensive physics major at Yale. In her junior year of high school, she had an influential physics teacher who made

Undergraduate Profile: Ellen Kan (PC ’19)

Undergraduate Profile: Ellen Kan (PC ’19)

“What motivates me most about doing research in biomedical engineering is seeing the future impact of your work,” said Ellen Kan (YC ‘19). “It’s an incredible feeling to think that your research could have the potential to affect millions of

Undergraduate Profiles: Isaac Robinson and Lucky Yona

Undergraduate Profiles: Isaac Robinson and Lucky Yona

Improving Healthcare One Hackathon at a Time Meet Bené. Bené casually asks, “How was your day?” You might pause to collect your thoughts before responding, or perhaps an exciting event comes to mind immediately. Bené carefully observes you, taking note

Undergraduate Profile: Colin Hemez (ES ’18)

Undergraduate Profile: Colin Hemez (ES ’18)

Thinking deeply about engineering Yale College senior Colin Hemez (ES ’18) cherishes long runs, rock-climbing, and sleep. These routines ground Hemez, allowing him to reflect on himself and the world around him. For Hemez, life is not about success or

Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Yale senior Alex Epstein (SY ’18) discusses how he developed his interest in biology and research, from his childhood experiences at the Museum of Natural History to his research at Yale.

Undergraduate Profile Maheen Zakaria (ES ’17): Pakistani Philanthropic Prodigy

Undergraduate Profile Maheen Zakaria (ES ’17): Pakistani Philanthropic Prodigy

Born and raised in Pakistan, Maheen Zakaria ES ’17 has loved science for as long as she can remember. In Pakistan, students decide what “track” they want to pursue in life in middle school, and without hesitation, she chose science.

Undergraduate Profile Katie Melbourne (SY ’19): From Yale to NASA

Undergraduate Profile Katie Melbourne (SY ’19): From Yale to NASA

Early in the morning, she trains for marathons to raise funds for Camp Kesem, a summer camp that supports children whose parents have cancer. Then she goes to work at the NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., drafting international space agreements

Undergraduate Profile Dan McQuaid (ES ‘18): A Passion for Cancer Research

Undergraduate Profile Dan McQuaid (ES ‘18): A Passion for Cancer Research

Growing up in the suburbs of NYC in Ossining, New York, current Yale junior Dan McQuaid always had a personal relationship with cancer, the focus of his interests and research. A few members of his close family were diagnosed with

It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

Yale Senior Devin Cody stands at the forefront of scientific research, studying radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, rockets with SpaceX, and quantum computers with the Yale Quantum Institute.