Alumni

Summer 2021

Redefining Down Syndrome

After earning his degree in electrical engineering, Nik Nikic ’84 applied those lessons to a rewarding career. But perhaps their most spectacular application has been his work with his son, Chris, who last Nov. 7 became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon.

Summer 2021

UNICEF: In Good Hands

Ann Thomas, MS ’02, has spent the last 20 years promoting hand-washing with soap and other sanitation practices in developing countries.

Summer 2021

The Data Behind Your Burrito

As lead data scientist at Chipotle, Mash Syed, MS ’15, offers in-depth data analysis to the company’s executives to help them make informed business decisions—expertise that took on new value with the onslaught of COVID-19.

Winter 2021

Mask Mania

When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the United States, Stephen Farias, PhD ’14, began thinking of ways to help.

Winter 2021

Advancing Health Care in Africa

“Until you have real data to understand what’s going on in health care in Africa, you can’t provide real solutions,” says Adegoke Olubusi MS ’16, co-founder and CEO of the health care technology company Helium Health.

Winter 2021

A New Coin of the Realm

Mark R. Stoudt MS ’92, PhD ’00 is a materials scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a member of the small team responsible for a new alloy expected to be used for the U.S. nickel.

Winter 2021

Opening Doors

“When I started thinking about what really mattered to me, what was important were three things: I want to do what I love, work with people that I love, and help them enjoy and love what they do,” says Linda Cureton MS ’98, post-masters’s certificate ’99. Owning my own company was how I could do that.”

Summer 2020

A Human-Centric Approach to AI

At first glance, Carol Reiley’s artificial intelligence projects appear wildly diverse: Self-driving cars. Surgical robots. Symphonic music.

Summer 2020

3 Questions: Melanie Shimano

Melanie Shimano ’14, MSE ’15, is the founder and director of the Food Computer Program, a STEM-based initiative that teaches Baltimore City high school students to build and code “Food Computers,” which control and monitor tabletop greenhouses that grow vegetables.