Since its inception in 2009, the MIT Energy Studies minor has been attracting students from a wide variety of academic and personal backgrounds. Now five years old, the Energy Studies minor is the third largest at MIT. The program has grown from graduating an inaugural class of three students to boasting a 2014 class of 35. Undergraduate research opportunities focused on energy also have grown – last year 46 students took part.
But more compelling than the numbers are the individual stories – the challenges that motivate our students. Graduates from the class of 2014 reflect in this video on what drew them to the study of energy from fields as varied as Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Science, Nuclear Engineering and Economics.
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