Ella Wassweiler
Ella Wassweiler PhD Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Iowa, 2015, B.S.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering

“‚ÄčThe importance placed on holistic engineering drew me to the Grand Challenges Program. Throughout the program I was expected to not only conduct research but also explore how my research tied into multiples cultures, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and other research areas. Because of the programs approach to research, I studied sustainable engineering in Peru, communicating research projects to young children, and growing my internet security project into a small business. Based on my experience, I decided to apply for graduate school and am currently a PhD candidate in electrical engineering at MIT.”