News from 2018

  • Education

This Sibling has a Mission

Nathan Grant, an undergraduate MCB concentrator, chose to study biology for very personal reasons. “My inspiration comes from my twin brother Nik, who has a rare, genetic, lysosomal…

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HIGHER DREAMS BEGAN BEFORE HARVARD

MCB undergraduate Jin Park’s parents came to Flushing, New York from South Korea when he was seven. Their dream was to provide their son with the best possible…

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UNDERGRADUATE INITIATIVES: I: EAU

To a class of teenagers in Maine, where fresh-water springs, lakes, and brooks abound, the international water crisis seemed unfathomable. A presentation from the BARKA foundation at his…

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UNDERGRADUATE INITIATIVES: HEALTHPALS

Jack Huang At freshman orientation in 2012, MCB concentrator Jack Huang ’16 was understandably overwhelmed. After a flurry of five-minute presentations from seemingly every agency and acronym on…

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UNDERGRADUATE INITIATIVES: DREAMPORTE

“In my experience,” says Murthy-lab member Matt McGill (Neurobiology ’17), “especially in middle school, it can be very hard to get excited about a subject if you’re not…

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UNDERGRADUATE INITIATIVES: ALZHEIMER’S BUDDIES

Since 2011, Harvard College Alzheimer’s Buddies (HCAB) has paired Harvard undergraduates with nursing home residents to develop lasting friendships for the mutual benefit of residents, students, families, and…

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UNDERGRADUATE INITIATIVES: SCIENCE THEATER WITH SEAN HARDY

“Often people tell me I’m doing two disparate things: science and theater,” but neurobiology concentrator Sean Hardy ’16 doesn’t see it that way. After a good conversation—facilitated, perhaps,…

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SCINOTE: UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEUR IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

Student by day, Executive Director by night, neuroscience concentrator Yi Zhang, class of 2017, moonlights as the mastermind behind SciNote, a science blog and non-profit education organization that…

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