Innovation in Education

Innovation in Education

Our program teaches the essential research and communication skills for a career as an independent scientist.

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Zoë Hilbert PhD '18

I’m incredibly grateful for the first-year program, because dedicating the fall semester solely to taking classes gave me a background in subjects I didn’t take in college. I was really into protein biochemistry when I first arrived at MIT, and was surprised when I fell in love with a discipline that was completely different from my initial interests. I’d never taken genetics before, and I ended up joining the Kim lab — a genetics lab.