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Mentorship at MIT / Fall 2023

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“This issue of Spectrum features some of the Institute’s outstanding mentors. Finding the right mentor isn’t always easy, so the issue also looks at the MIT programs designed to help students meet their perfect match.”

Sally Kornbluth
MIT President

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Mentorship in Action Across Campus

MIT's vice president for Resource Development talks about MIT’s robust mentoring landscape and how alumni and friends can play a part

Community Highlights

Passing the Baton of Science

Hologic-funded Jay A. Stein Professorship of Biology celebrates MIT innovation across generations

From the President

A Trusted Guide Can Make All the Difference

MIT President Sally Kornbluth on mentorship

Designing Effective Applications

MIT graduate architecture students offer guidance to potential applicants from underrepresented groups

Yang Shao-Horn and Betar Gallant Have Positive Energy

Collaboration with Professor Shao-Horn, who works to uncover materials for next-generation batteries, cultivated Associate Professor Gallant’s intellectual potential

Jay Mahat Pays It Forward

Inspired by transformative mentors, cancer researcher is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals

Award-Winning Mentorship of First-Year Students

New students acclimate to MIT with the guidance of experienced advisors and peer mentors

For Undergrad, MIT-Brazil Teaching Experience Offered Motivation, “Mad Fun”

Leeban Morgan ’25 says the experience "pushed me to my limits"

Cultivating Authentic Leaders at the Martin Trust Center

Entrepreneur in residence Jenny Larios Berlin has a message for aspiring founders: “We see you, and we support your spirit”

Expanding Student Horizons with Support of MIT-Brazil

Naming gift from Henri Slezynger boosts MIT-Brazil Program

J-PAL: 20 Years of Acting on Poverty

MIT lab that transformed development economics marks a milestone

Venture Mentoring Service Is for Life

The Venture Mentoring Service helps MIT entrepreneurs and their ventures to flourish

Students on Sally Haslanger: “She Makes You Feel Like You Can Do This”

Renowned philosophy professor values the perspective of her young mentees

MIT Sloan’s David Thesmar Encourages Intellectual Drive

With golf as a backdrop, finance professor Thesmar guides PhD student Tim de Silva in research on the impact of “noise”

Champions of Student Wellness

Graduate student Joana Nikolova ’23 reflects on her role as a Wellbeing Ambassador at MIT

Think Globally and Hyperlocally

Class assesses climate policies in cities throughout the world