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Mentewab Ayalew, PhD

Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Biology ● Spelman College

I encourage my students to attend the workshops, and have even attended myself. Students learn to solve biological problems using quantitative and computational approaches, and many can’t wait to take additional computer science courses after they return. They are exposed to new concepts, ideas, and ongoing research at MIT that challenge them to integrate quantitative thinking into their work. They also receive formal and informal advice about applying to graduate school.