Why did you choose to study MSE? I was a Chemical Engineering major with an emphasis in nanotechnology in undergrad. Part of that degree involved spending some time in a research lab and taking some materials classes. That exposed me to the big picture problems that materials scientist and engineers tackle. I’ve also always been…

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  Why did you choose to study MSE? I settled on majoring in Materials Science & Engineering in college because chemistry was my favorite subject in high school and I liked learning about science at the small scale. But I wanted to go into a field that would connect science to ‘real world’ applications so…

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Where did you study?   I grew up primarily in rural western Pennsylvania. After looking all around, I ultimately chose to do my undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University. I actually started as a Chemical Engineering major and after just a semester realized that I did like it and it didn’t like me! For a…

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Why did you choose to study MSE?  During high school, I was interested in almost all the science courses, but this also makes it difficult for me to decide which college major I should focus on. One of the reasons to choose MSE at the beginning was simply because it’s an interdisciplinary field that incorporates…

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Why did you choose to study MSE? My obsession with food led me to pursue MSE. I started playing in the kitchen as a child spending time with my amazing grandmother. That led to me taking on a job in the dining hall during my undergrad at UC Santa Cruz where I worked my way…

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Dr. Yanwei Lum Research Scientist Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore Lum_Yanwei@imre.a-star.edu.sg     Why did you choose to study MSE?   In high school, I really enjoyed learning about physics and chemistry. The idea that physical phenomena happening around us could be explained through concepts, rules and equations appealed greatly to me.…

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Xioranny Linares (Xio, pronounced “See-O”) is the Quantum Computing R&D Program Manager, as well as the UC Berkeley Recruiting Manager at Keysight.

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