Thirty-two exceptional MIT students selected as 2023 Burchard Scholars

The MIT Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (MIT SHASS) is happy to announce that 32 MIT undergraduate sophomores and juniors have been named because the 2023 Burchard Students.

Elected by the Burchard Committee from a big pool of spectacular candidates, all college students chosen for this system have demonstrated excellence and engagement within the humanistic fields, however might be majoring in science, design, and engineering fields in addition to within the humanities, arts, and social sciences.  

In the middle of this calendar 12 months, the Burchard Students will attend seminar dinners with members of the SHASS college, throughout which they’ll have the prospect to interact with the school and with each other. This system is designed to broaden horizons for promising college students, in addition to to offer students the prospect to interact in pleasant however difficult discussions during which to hone expertise for expressing, critiquing, and debating concepts with friends and mentors. Throughout the course of the calendar 12 months, the students additionally attend a number of cultural occasions within the Boston metropolitan space.

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The important thing options of those dinners are the shows by SHASS’s college, on matters starting from nuclear safety to an financial view of synthetic intelligence to cross-cultural histories in centuries-old manuscripts. Drawing on the college’s huge and various fields of experience, the seminars supply near-endless avenues of exploration for bold students.

It’s maybe no shock {that a} excessive proportion of the MIT college students who obtain Rhodes, Marshall, and different main scholarships and fellowships are former Burchard Students. “These college students are a unprecedented group of MIT undergraduates,” says Margery Resnick, affiliate professor of literature and director of the Burchard program. “They’re considerate, sensible, and enthusiastic in regards to the alternative to debate a variety of concepts with college and fellow college students.”

The 2023 Burchard Students are:

Jennifer Ai 
Antti Eero Asikainen 
Elizabeth Athaide 
Stephen Alexander Brennan 
Matthew Caren 
Anushree Chaudhuri 
Diana Degnan 
Diego Delarue 
Katherine Ellison 
Iana Ferguson 
Ishan Ganguly 
Willow Huang 
Selena Liu 
Rachel Loh 
Benjamin Lou 
Pleasure Ma 
Grace McMillan 
Raj Mehta 
Emmi Mills 
Laker Newhouse 
Katherine Reisig 
Ananda Santos Figueiredo 
Teddy Schoenfeld 
Alexis Spinetta 
Olivia Steger
Pedro Suarez 
Amber Velez 
Daisy Wang 
Felicia Xiao 
Cindy Xie 
Yi Jun Yang 
Alexis Zitzmann 


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