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We are also known as Course 22 in MIT talk for those who don't know!
We are also known as Course 22 in MIT talk for those who don't know!

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"The day-to-day life of grad school is more like the speeding ticket: random frustrations that make you lose focus, forget why you’re here, and want to give up. But then, sometimes after spending nights crying on the floor of the lab because the experiment literally melted again, you have a sledding moment. Sometimes, that data you have been looking for, that paper you’ve been trying to publish, the code you’ve been trying to compile, finally works."

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"I’ve found that getting a PhD is all about the question: what new question can you ask of the world, why is the answer important, and what will you do to answer it? In other words, if you don’t have a question in mind, having the best adviser isn’t going to necessarily help you."

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"Hi! It’s me. Or you, from the future. I’m writing you from the fourth semester of our grad school experience (the one you’re about to embark on!).

I know you’re simultaneously thrilled and terrified to start a PhD program at MIT! Let me tell you, it’s going to be one of the most incredible things you’ve ever experienced."

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Recent NSE graduate Andres Alvarez '17 recognized the importance of balancing energy production and environmental protection from an early age. He was first introduced to nuclear science and engineering through an MIT Freshman Pre-Orientation Program. As his interest in energy developed, he decided to pursue MITEI's Energy Studies Minor, which, in his words, "gives you an opportunity to broaden your energy horizons—understanding anything from energy markets, to energy policy, to different ways of generating power itself."

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NSE's Prof Loureiro, with the help of a National Science Foundation Early Career Development award, is seeking an answer to a fundamental astrophysical question: How did the universe magnetize itself?

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"My own personal experience with cold is that I'm much more productive when the weather is frigid outside. Looking over my lab logbook over my grad school career, it strikes me that there are noticeable spikes in activity between February and April every year...There's something to do with the cold that sharpens my focus."

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NSE alum Justin Schwartz has been named the Dean in the College of Engineering at Penn State.

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NSE graduates Ensign Sean Lowder and Ensign Natalie Shifflet received their commissions in the US Navy a few hours after graduating from MIT. Join us in wishing them the very best as they head off to new challenges.

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We are saddened by the passing of Tom McKrell, research scientist and mentor who was a vital part of the NSE community.

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"Sometimes the right solution is just to buy a replacement, saving money and time in the long run. But often, the best thing to do is to think. To innovate. That is what forces ordinary people to figure out how to be extraordinary."
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